Very good in good dust jacket. a clean unmarked book in a dust jacket with has light soiling and wear, now in a plastic protective cover and looks nice. viii, 182 p. 22 cm. contains bibliographic notes at end of each chapter; "discussion section", pages 168-176; "further reading", pages 177-178; index, pages 179-182. from the front flap: "after establishing the grounds for the continuity of english prose, the author proceeds with a chronological account of prose styles from anglo-saxon times, singling out for...comment the chief exponents of each period. he provides...examples which illustrate the theme of continuity while clarifying the important variations brought about by changing models, fashion, purpose, and language itself. viewing the subject in relation to the history of ideas, professor gordon reveals interesting and unexpected links between prose development and social history."
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