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  1. The 'Shaggy Dog' Story.
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    The 'Shaggy Dog' Story.

    Its Origin, Development and Nature (with a few seemly examples). Illustrated by V. H. Drummond.
    Presentation copy of the first edition, first impression, of this humorous investigation into the phenomenon of the "Shaggy Dog" story, defined by its mischievous unexpectedness, and traced from its Ancient Greek origins ("A pert youth, meeting an old woman, driving a herd, called, ‘Good morning, mother of asses!', [she replied] ‘Good morning, my son!'"), through numerous humorous modern examples and adroit analyses typical of the jocular, polymathic Partridge, who finds that the mischievous spirit of the "Shaggy Dog" story, "obviously arises from the pleasanter sorts of mischief inherent in all those human beings who take neither others nor themselves too seriously, too solemnly, too pompously. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1953

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 84947

    Signed: Yes

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  2. A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English.

    A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English.

    Colloquialisms and Catch-phrases, Solecisms and Catachreses, Nicknames, Vulgarisms and such Americanisms as have been naturalized.
    Fifth edition with the supplement much enlarged. With the author's initialled presentation inscription on the front free endpaper of each volume in the year of publication. Franklyn went on himself to write a dictionary of Rhyming Slang published in 1971. Learn More
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    Date of Publication: 1961

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    Stock Code: 27336

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