The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon

The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon

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 world of words, their definitions and myriad uses, and along the way invokes favorite characters from earlier books. Gordon's eccentric wit and unique insights take readers on a delightful romp through the dictionary that will expand their vocabularies and exhilarate their minds. Along the way she celebrates not only the obscure but also our most beloved and basic words. 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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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618381968

  • ISBN-10: 0618381961

  • Pages: 176

  • Price: $14.95

  • Publication Date: 09/19/2003

  • Carton Quantity: 24

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Karen Elizabeth Gordon

Karen Elizabeth Gordon is the author of the classic and comic reference books The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The New Well-Tempered Sentence, and Torn Wings and Faux Pas. Her wanderlusting fiction includes The Ravenous Muse, The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales, and Paris Out of Hand. She lives in Berkeley, California and Paris.
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618381968

  • ISBN-10: 0618381961

  • Pages: 176

  • Price: $14.95

  • Publication Date: 09/19/2003

  • Carton Quantity: 24

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