RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 36063311 LA English T1 The new Fowler's modern English usage A1 Fowler, H. W., Burchfield, R. W., PB Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 1996 SN 0198691262 9780198691266 AB First published in 1926, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage is one of the most celebrated reference books of the twentieth century. Commonly known as 'Fowler, ' after its inimitable author, H.W. Fowler, it has sold more than a million copies and maintained a devoted following over seven decades, in large part because of its charming blend of information and good humor, delivered in the voice of a genial if somewhat idiosyncratic schoolmaster. Now this classic is available in a new edition - the first major revision since Fowler's original. Rewritten, updated, and expanded to take into account the vast linguistic changes of the past three-quarters of a century, here are thousands of alphabetically arranged entries, offering advice and background information on all aspects of the English language, from grammar to spelling to literary style.