The Story of English
The Story of English  -     By: Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil
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Now revised, The Story of English is the first book to tell the whole story of the English language. Originally paired with a major PBS miniseries, this book presents a stimulating and comprehensive record of spoken and written English - from its Anglo-Saxon origins some two thousand years ago to the present day, when English is the dominant language of commerce and culture with more than one billion English speakers around the world. From Cockney, Scouse, and Scots to Gulla, Singlish, Franglais, and the latest African American slang, this sweeping history of the English language is the essential introduction for anyone who wants to know more about our common tongue.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 496
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0142002313
ISBN-13: 9780142002315

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Now revised, The Story of English is the first book to tell the whole story of the English language. Originally paired with a major PBS miniseries, this book presents a stimulating and comprehensive record of spoken and written English-from its Anglo-Saxon origins some two thousand years ago to the present day, when English is the dominant language of commerce and culture with more than one billion English speakers around the world. From Cockney, Scouse, and Scots to Gulla, Singlish, Franglais, and the latest African American slang, this sweeping history of the English language is the essential introduction for anyone who wants to know more about our common tongue.

Author Bio

Robert McCrum is the author of six novels and My Year Off: Rediscovering Life After a Stroke. Now literary editor of The Observer, he is working on an authorized biography of P. G. Wodehouse.

Robert MacNeil was the co-anchor of PBS's The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. His books include two volumes of memoirs and three novels including his latest, Breaking News.


William Cran is the executive producer for the television series The Story of English.

Robert McCrum is the author of six novels and My Year Off: Rediscovering Life After a Stroke. Now literary editor of The Observer, he is working on an authorized biography of P. G. Wodehouse.

Robert MacNeil was the co-anchor of PBS’s The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. His books include two volumes of memoirs and three novels including his latest, Breaking News.

William Cran is the executive producer for the television series The Story of English.

Editorial Reviews

Highly enjoyable...A first-rate introduction to one of the most fascinating of subjects. (The New York Times) Rarely has the English language been scanned so brightly and broadly in a single volume. (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Highly enjoyable...A first-rate introduction to one of the most fascinating of subjects." —The New York Times

"Rarely has the English language been scanned so brightly and broadly in a single volume." —The San Francisco Chronicle

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