New Release Books by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer is the author of Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook (Complete) (1902), A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar (2019), Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (20th edition) (2019), Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001) and other 220 books.

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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook (Complete)

A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar

release date: Dec 13, 2019
A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar
"A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar" by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (20th edition)

release date: Mar 05, 2019
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (20th edition)
'This is, in fact, not what you were looking for; but it's much more interesting' Terry Pratchett Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Nowhere else could the histories of the guillotine and Guinness stout sit so comfortably alongside the KGB and the Keystone Kops. Brewer's is a catalogue of curiosities and absurdities that, over almost 150 years in print, has acquired near-mythical status. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition includes a brand new Collection of Curious Words and many new and updated entries. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining oddities - everything from curious customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear - all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens. This twentieth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark. Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's "is unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere."

Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
This work explains the origins of the familiar and the unfamiliar in everyday speech and literature, including the colloquial and the proverbial. It embraces archaeology, history, religion, the arts, science, mythology and characters from fiction.

Rules for English Spelling

release date: Oct 24, 2018
Rules for English Spelling
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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable
From “American Express” to “American Psycho”, the “Zapata moustache” to the “Zinoviev letter”, take an up-to-date look at the diverse and entertaining linguistic landscape of our culture. Here, deftly defined and intriguingly displayed, are thousands of words, phrases, slogans, names, events, and titles of songs, books, films, and TV programs that resonate with English-speaking people everywhere. “Peerless...Brewer’s has kept ahead of the game by compiling this marvelous compendium....It has captured the flavor of the past 100 years.”—The Times

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words That Have a Tale to Tell. to Which Is Added a Concise Bibliography of English Literature;

release date: Oct 13, 2018
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words That Have a Tale to Tell. to Which Is Added a Concise Bibliography of English Literature;
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Authors and Their Works with Dates

release date: Feb 08, 2018
Authors and Their Works with Dates
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The Historic Note-Book

release date: Oct 20, 2017
The Historic Note-Book
Excerpt from The Historic Note-Book: With an Appendix of Battles The the condoftheluiuiundatoohte Infoldinsfewlinesthetsleofthebeetknownepicpoemqancientlnd noderntimea, the plots of novels and pleynbalhdsandromanceqand b give short biographical sketches of their respective authors. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar (Classic Reprint)

release date: Oct 17, 2017
A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar Q. What is that stream of heat' called, which flows thus, from one body, to another? A. Calo'rio. Caloric, therefore, is the matter of heat, which asses from body to body; but heat is t e sensation, of warmth, produced by the influx of Calo'ric. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
Provides definitions of typical phrases and words and explains their historical origins.

A Guide to English Composition, Or One Hundred and Twenty Subjects Analysed

release date: Dec 13, 2015
A Guide to English Composition, Or One Hundred and Twenty Subjects Analysed
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A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar;

release date: May 01, 2008
A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar;
PREFACE. No science is more generally interesting than that which explains the common phenomena of life. V e see that salt and snow are both white, a rose red, leaves green, and the violet a deep purple but how few persons ever ask the reason why We know that a flute produces a musical sound, and a cracked bell a discordant one-that fire is hot, ice cold, and a candle luminous-that water boils when subjected to heat, and freezes from cold but when a child looks up into our face and asks us why -how many times is it silenced with a frown, or caIled very foolish for asking such silly questions The object of the present book is to explain about 2000 of these questions which are often more easily asked than answered in language so simple that a child may understand it, yet not so childish as to offend the. scientific. In order to secure the strictest accuracy in the answers, the most approved modern authors have been consulted, and each edition has been ubinitt ed to the revision of gentlemen of acknowledged reputation for scientific attainments. Sincere thanks are due to the REV. A. BATH P OWER R, I. A., and to RORER J T A RIE M S A NN, E SQ. M . . R . C . S., of Buxton, for their most careful revisions of the whole book, for many excellent hints, and useful additions. In conclusion, the almost unparalleled success of this little volume, of which 25,000 copies have been printed, since the year 1848, is an in controvertible proof of its acceptability, and has induced thc author to spare neither labor nor ex ense to render his it Guide to the Scientific Knowfedgo of Things Familiar inatruetive and amusing to the young, as well as to thoae of maturer life. To teachers of schools it may beadvisable to state, that, as every question has been again and again submitted to a most rigid investigation, no material alterations will be made in future editions. A remarkable instance came before the author a few months since of the statement made in the early part of this preface. The conversation was about smoke-why it was black. and not whik like the fine dust of lime. A little child who was present, asked, Why is the kettle so black with smoke ZIer papa answered, Because it has been on the fire But urged the child what is the good of its being black 2 The gentleman replied, Silly child-you ask very foolish questions-sit down and hold your tongue. He might have read pp. 186, and 186, and answered tbc child more discreetly. ISIIE o R ff S er their revised edition of - this useful book, in full confidence that it will meet with an equal aud universal acceptance loth in families and schools, throughout this country. They believe it will be found to contain an amount of usefuI information never before collcctcd in B shape so convenient for study, and so easy for ref rence. SUBJECTS OF THE CHAPTERS. PART I.-HEAT. J PAan Introduction, 9 1.-The SUN a source of heat . . 10 11.-ELECTRIC a I s T ou Y r ce of heat. . . 11 11.-Thunder and lightning 11-36 111.-CI-IEMICAL ACTIOS B source of heat . 36 111.-Chomical d o n . . 36 IV.-Combustion . . 39 V.--Smoke and smoky chimneys 62 V1.-Lamps and candles . . 74 VI1.-Animal heat . . B3 VIII.-- ECHANIC A A C L TI ON it 80UrCC of beat 94 VIII.-Percussion . . . 94 1X.-Friction . . 97 X...

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words That Have a Tale to Tell. to Which Is Added a Concise Bibliography of English Literature Volume 2 - Scholar's Choice Edition

release date: Feb 13, 2015
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words That Have a Tale to Tell. to Which Is Added a Concise Bibliography of English Literature Volume 2 - Scholar's Choice Edition
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 19th Edition

release date: Sep 27, 2013
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 19th Edition
In this book: Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems-facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining entries - everything from curiouscustoms to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear - all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens. This nineteenth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark. This unique edition has been thoroughly updated with over 100 new and revised entries -think crowdsourcing, cyberpunk, iPad and mash-up - guaranteed to delight, entertain and inspire in the best Brewer's tradition. Also included are twenty special entries that encapsulate the enticing spirit of the dictionary. Discover Brewer's take on angels, heraldry, pub signs and recluses and delve into the lexicographical world of the eggcorn. Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's 'is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere.'
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