The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon by Karen Elizabeth Gordon (1997)

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With her signature cache of illustrations and flamboyantly gothic examples, Karen Elizabeth Gordon, “who has achieved cult status with her whimsical references, defines an array of daffy, delicious words” (Library Journal). In The Disheveled Dictionary Gordon conjures a phatasmagoria of definitions and usage. Along the way she celebrates not only the obscure but also our most beloved and basic words. Gordon’s eccentric wit and unique insights take you on a delightful romp through a dictionary that will expand your vocabulary and exhilarate your mind. The Disheveled Dictionary is a treat for anyone who loves language– its sound, its sensuality, its ability to surprise and delight.

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Binding

Trade Paperback

Publishing Date

1997

Publisher

Mariner Books, New York

Pages

160

Condition

Very good

ISBN

0-618-38196-1

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