books by Robert McCrum

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Story of English
Robert, William Cran & Robert MacNeil McCrum

Faber & Faber / BBC, 1986

Paperback The Story of English


Wodehouse: A Life
Robert McCrum

W. W. Norton & Company, 2004

A rich, vivid, and affectionate portrait of the most brilliant comic writer of the twentieth century. To Evelyn Waugh he was simply "the Master." He wrote ninety novels and story collections, and among his immortal characters are Jeeves, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings (who is, of course, a pig). Equally impressive is the range of his devotees: Dorothy Parker, John Updike, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Salman Rushdie, John le Carré, and Seamus ...


Just Enough Jeeves: Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; Very Good, Jeeves
P. G. Wodehouse

W. W. Norton & Company, 2010

Irresistible comic masterpieces—two novels and a story collection—from the author Christopher Hitchens calls "the gold standard of English wit." Of course there can never be enough Jeeves for die-hard Wodehouse enthusiasts. But this selection brings old favorites to those fans in a sparkling package and will introduce new readers to the funniest writer in the English language. Right Ho, Jeeves ; Joy in the Morning ; and Very Good, ...


The Story of English: Third Revised Edition
Robert MacNeil, William Cran

Penguin Books, 2002

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 ...


Globish 1st (first) edition Text Only
Robert McCrum, 2010

An interesting review of the English language in its role around the globe as a means for international trade, politics and culture.


The Story of English [Paperback]
Robert McCrum (Author), 1987

The renowned and lavishly illustrated history of the evolution of the English language and the companion to PBS's acclaimed series--now completely revised and expanded. Rarely has the English language been scanned so brightly and broadly in a single volume.


The Story Of English: A Companion to the PBS Television Series
Robert; Cran, William; macNeil, Robert McCrum

Viking, 1986

does not have dust jacket but does have original sleeve, is in overall good condition with minor exterior wear BB15


Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language
Robert McCrum

Anchor Canada, 2011

A small island in the North Atlantic, colonized by Rome, then pillaged for hundreds of years by marauding neighbours, becomes the dominant world power in the 19th century. As its power spreads, its language follows. Then, across the Atlantic, a colony of that tiny island grows into the military and cultural colossus of the 20th century. These centuries of empire-building and war, international trade and industrial ingenuity will bring to the ...


My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke
Robert McCrum

Broadway Books, 1999

On the morning of July 29, 1995, Robert McCrum--forty-two-years old, newly married, at the top of his profession as one of British publishing's most admired editors, and in what he thought was the full bloom of health--awoke to find himself totally paralyzed on the left side, the victim of a stroke brought on by a massive cerebral hemorrhage. In My Year Off , McCrum takes readers through his own education about strokes and the frustrating ...


Hot Water
P.G. Wodehouse

Penguin Books, 1981

Mr J. Wellington Gedge is hoping for some peace and quiet while his wife takes herself off for a while. She, however, has invited numerous visitors to the chateau, to whom he shall have to play reluctant host.


Alias Papa: A Life of Fritz Schumacher
Barbara Wood

Green Books, 2011

E.F. Schumacher was a key figure in the development of environmentalism in the 20th century, and has left an enduring legacy. A profound thinker who was admired by Keynes, Beveridge and Cripps, he was for many years economic adviser to the Coal Board, and later put his ideas into practice by setting up the Intermediate Technology Development Group (now Practical Action) and becoming involved with the Soil Association. He was the inspiration for ...


My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke
Robert McCrum

W. W. Norton & Company, 1998

A frank and moving memoir of the stroke that felled the author at his peak of vigor and achievement. On the morning of July 29, 1995, Robert McCrum — 42 years old, just two weeks newly married, at the top of his profession as one of British publishing's most admired editors, in what he thought was the full bloom of health — awoke to find himself totally paralyzed on the left side, the victim of a stroke brought on by a massive cerebral ...


Robert McCrum

W W Norton & Co Inc, 1997

Julian Whyte leads a quiet, emotionally shut down life as a barrister, bachelor, and district coroner in the small village of Mansfield in the south of England. His only close relative is his older brother Raymond, who for the past several years has led the life of an expatriate Communist intellectual in East Germany. But it is 1991. The Berlin Wall is down and Raymond Whyte is moving to Mansfield with his new German wife, Kristina, and family. ...


RCRA Hazardous Wastes Handbook
Ridgway M., Jr. Hall, Robert C., Jr. Davis, ...

Government Institutes, 2001

This updated edition examines the latest regulatory and judicial developments involving the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and provides a clear, practical explanation of its requirements. Using this book, you will learn how to manage the "field side" of RCRA compliance, including identifying hazardous waste, transporting hazardous materials under EPA and DOT regulations, and disposing of solid wastes. You will also learn how to ...


The Love of the Last Tycoon & the Crack-Up (Paperback) - Common
By (author) Robert McCrum By (author) F. Scott Fitzgerald

Capuchin Classics, 2012

Fitzgerald's last novel, published posthumously in 1941, was edited by Edmund Wilson, who attempted to polish the work to make it appear less like a work in progress. This version of the acclaimed Cambridge Critical text draws on the manuscript and Fitzgerald's own working drafts, notes, revisions, and corrections.


My Year Off: Rediscovering Life After a Stroke
Robert McCrum

New York Public Lib., 1998

In July 1995, Robert McCrum age 42, woke to find he could not move. He had suffered a paralyzing stroke. Like many of his generation, he never thought he might be struck down unexpectedly. His world shifted! But he decided to chronicle what became a remarkable new journey into that mysterious, unexplored territory, the world of the unwell. His book also becomes an unexpected, moving love story. This beautifully written, intensely personal ...


The World is a Banana
Robert McCrum

Faber Children's Books, 1989

An off-beat, humorous story for older children concerning the strange disappearance of young Tom's father, this is the first full-length children's book by Robert McCrum, originator of the BBC television series "The Story of English".


Love Among the Chickens (Penguin Modern Classics)
P. G. Wodehouse

Penguin Classics, 2002

Written when he was 25, LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS launched P.G. Wodehouse's career as a novelist and introduced the world to Uckridge, one of his most extraordinary inventions. Robert McCrum's introduction shows how this fascinating early book holds within it so many of the themes which Wodehouse was to make his own. This edition uses Wodehouse's 1920 revised edition of the 1906 original.


The Brontosaurus Birthday Cake
Robert McCrum

Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1985

When Bobby's brontosaurus birthday cake turns into a real creature and begins to grow, both problems and joys begin.



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