British English for American Readers: A Dictionary of the Language, Customs, and Places of British Life and Literature

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How does a vicar differ from a rector? Is a marquis a lord? Where are the Home Counties? Is someone who is dead chuffed happy or angry? Americans reading British literature, come upon such unfamiliar terms and generally have to rely on contextual clues. For the legions of readers of Dickens and Trollope, of Agatha Christie, John LeCarre, and P.D. James, of Muriel Spark and Iris Murdoch, of Noel Coward and Tom Stoppard--to name a few--as well as viewers of British film and television imports, this helpful and entertaining ...

British English for American Readers: A Dictionary of the Language, Customs, and Places of British Life and Literature 1992, Greenwood, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313278518

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