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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Truss, Lynne
Author Name:    Truss, Lynne

Title:   Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Collectible: Very Good

Type:   Hardcover

Publisher:    GOTHAM BOOKS 2004-04-01

ISBN Number:   1592400876 / 9781592400874

Seller ID:   1712050028

Very Good Condition: Dust jacket very good, small yellow spot on front of dust jacket, small crease on bottom back of dust jacket. No edge wear and no tears. No markings in text, pages clean and binding tight. Stated First American Printing, 2004

Description:

We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.



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