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Author: Amanda RootDavid GwillimNigel WattisMelvyn BraggLondon Weekend Television, ltd.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2003.
Series: Adventure of English--500 A.D. to 2000 A.D.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Videocassette   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Digital video collection, FFH 33222
Database:WorldCat
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" ... follows English through the 18th and 19th centuries, from attempts at reforming and standardizing the tongue in the Age of Reason to the soaring verse of Romanticism and the verbal prudishness of the Victorian era. Linguistic milestones are highlighted by original editions of critical texts, including Newton's Opticks, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, Thomas Sheridan's British Education,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Speaking proper.
(OCoLC)56492609
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Root; David Gwillim; Nigel Wattis; Melvyn Bragg; London Weekend Television, ltd.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 61122325
Notes: Streaming video (51 min.).
Credits: Produced and directed by Nigel Wattis ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg.
Performer(s): Actors, Amanda Root, David Gwillim.
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Adventure of English--500 A.D. to 2000 A.D.
Responsibility: an LWT production.

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" ... follows English through the 18th and 19th centuries, from attempts at reforming and standardizing the tongue in the Age of Reason to the soaring verse of Romanticism and the verbal prudishness of the Victorian era. Linguistic milestones are highlighted by original editions of critical texts, including Newton's Opticks, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, Thomas Sheridan's British Education, and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Other key figures discussed include Jonathan Swift, Robert Burns, Jane Austen, And William Wordsworth."--Videodisc container.

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