The Lexicon: A Cornucopia of Wonderful Words for the Inquisitive Word Lover

The Lexicon: A Cornucopia of Wonderful Words for the Inquisitive Word Lover

by William F. Buckley Jr., Arnold Roth, Beahm
     
 

This boon to logophiles, culled from Buckley: The Right Word, presents the author’s most erudite, outré, and interesting words - from prehensile and sciolist to rubric and histrionic - complete with definitions, examples, and usage notes. Introduction by Jesse Sheidlower; illustrations by Arnold Roth.

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This boon to logophiles, culled from Buckley: The Right Word, presents the author’s most erudite, outré, and interesting words - from prehensile and sciolist to rubric and histrionic - complete with definitions, examples, and usage notes. Introduction by Jesse Sheidlower; illustrations by Arnold Roth.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Buckley is a wordsmith extraordinaire, his speech and writing regularly peppered with arcane vocabulary. This book, previously published as part of Buckley's linguistic compendium, The Right Word (LJ 12/96), brings together a list of his favorite words, each with a citation from one of his many published works. Words like epigone, nugatory, and rodomontade will stretch the frontiers of most readers' vocabulary, and the illustrations by Arnold Roth are a perfect accompaniment to the text. This would be a great choice for students studying for the SATs or for anyone who loves language--it's certainly more useful, and more fun, than those word-a-day calendars. Highly recommended for all collections.--Lisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156006163
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,120,267
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 1 Years

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William F. Buckley Jr. is the founder of National Review and was the host of what was television's longest-running program, Firing Line. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The author of thirteen other novels, including Spytime and Nuremberg: The Reckoning, he lives in Connecticut.

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