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    DescriptionIn an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as 'Tiger, Tiger, burning bright', or 'To be or not to be' - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde. Whether you're aiming for literary immortality or just an unforgettable one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don't need to have anything to say - you simply need to say it well. 'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ...Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian


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    Title
    The Elements of Eloquence
    Subtitle
    How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Forsyth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 214 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848317338
    ISBN 10: 1848317336
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25640
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    BIC subject category V2: CBV
    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000
    BIC subject category V2: CBX
    Libri: ENGM1850, ANGL4880
    DC23: 808.042
    Thema V1.0: CBV, CBX
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Publisher
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Duxford
    Author Information
    Mark Forsyth is a blogger and author who was given a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary as a christening present and has never looked back. In 2009 he started the Inky Fool blog in order to share his heaps of useless information with a verbose world. His books have made him one of the UK's best-known commentators on words. Follow Mark on Twitter @inkyfool.