Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Pilgrim’s Nightly Progress in English Usage


Stories from the Thousand and One Nights. Translated by Edward William Lane. Revised by Stanley Lane-Poole. With Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations. Dr. Eliot’s Five-Foot Shelf of Books (Harvard Classics). P.F. Collier & Son, New York (1909). 460 pages. $1.50 (two for one).

The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan. The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert, by Izaak Walton. With Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations. Dr. Eliot’s Five-Foot Shelf of Books (Harvard Classics). P.F. Collier & Son, New York (1909). 424 pages. $1.50 (two for one).

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, by H.W. Fowler, Joint Author of The King’s English, The Concise Oxford Dictionary and The Pocket Oxford Dictionary. Oxford University Press (1950). Fourth printing. Printed and bound in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. 742 pages. $1.50.


Update:
In the Forum: a period of artistic balances.

2 comments:

Conrad DiDiodato said...

Ah, Fowler's "English Usage": I can see my ol' fading brown-coloured cover edition from here.

I always felt bad for the authors he cited for 'bad grammar'.

William Michaelian said...

May they all rest in peace....