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The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed (Hardcover)

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You’ll want to read this one just for the extravagantly gothic yet entrancingly informative example sentences. This on the past participle: You won’t get far in those corrugated pantaloons, sire. And: Sylvia wantonly splits infinitives, often with unheard-of verbs. This beautiful book is so much fun that you’ll learn some grammar despite yourself.

— Dave

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Playful and practical, this is the style book you can't wait to use, a guide that addresses classic questions of English usage with wit and the blackest of humor. Black-and-white illustrations throughout.

About the Author


KAREN ELIZABETH GORDON is the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The New Well-Tempered Sentence, The Ravenous Muse, The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales, The Disheveled Dictionary, Paris Out of Hand, Torn Wings and Faux Pas, and Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness. She divides her time between Berkeley, California, and France.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780679418603
ISBN-10: 0679418601
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: August 10th, 1993
Pages: 192
Language: English
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Created At: 3/7/2014 08:25am
Last Updated At: 9/14/2019 04:09pm