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Hardcover The Dictionary of Lost Words Book

ISBN: 0593160193

ISBN13: 9780593160190

The Dictionary of Lost Words

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In this remarkable debut based on actual events, as a team of male scholars compiles the first Oxford English Dictionary , one of their daughters decides to collect the "objectionable" words they omit. "A marvelous fiction about the power of language to elevate or repress."--Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in...

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