Language of Names by Justin Kaplan
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Language of Names
By Justin Kaplan

The Language of Names

By (author) See other recent books by Justin Kaplan See other recent books by Anne Bernays
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $35.25
Your Price: $31.72 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.52! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.59 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days, Not for Xmas



Language of Names by Justin Kaplan

Book Description

As delightful and playful as it is profound and serious, The Language of Names is an absolute original -- a fascinating book that reveals us to ourselves, that demonstrates the endless variety of ways in which names shape our daily lives. Drawing on social and literary history, psychology and anthropology, anecdotes, and life stories, biographer Justin Kaplan and novelist Anne Bernays have written a fascinating account of names and naming in contemporary society that touches on class structure, ethnic and religious practices, manners, and everyday life. Graceful, eloquent, and richly informed, The Language of Names explores and illuminates our favorite subject -- ourselves.

Buy Language of Names book by Justin Kaplan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780684838670
ISBN-10: 0684838672
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Touchstone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Justin Kaplan

Pocket Aristotle by Justin Kaplan Pocket Aristotle, Paperback (August 2012)

In this volume of selections from Aristotle, Justin D. Kaplan has included the most widely read, studied, and quoted works of the great philosopher. The editor's notes give the reader a convenient and concise review of each work.

Life on the Mississippi by Justin Kaplan Life on the Mississippi, Paperback / softback (November 2009)

At once a romantic history of a mighty river and an autobiographical account of Twain's early steamboat days, here is the raw material from which Mark Twain wrote his finest novel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Revised reissue.

When the Astors Owned New York by Justin Kaplan When the Astors Owned New York, Paperback / softback (July 2007)

This newest book by Pulitzer Prize winner Kaplan is a sparkling combination of biography, social history, architectural appreciation, and pure pleasure, as he looks at the Astor familys dynasty and its contributions to the city of New York.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations by Justin Kaplan Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Hardback (November 2002)

First published in 1855, the 17th edition of this work has been completely updated and revised by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan. It contains over 20,000 quotations, representing 2500 authors, 90 of whom are new to "Bartlett's", including the Clintons and J.K. Rowling.

» View all books by Justin Kaplan

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Language of Names book by Justin Kaplan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Justin Kaplan close
Pocket Aristotle by Justin Kaplan
Life on the Mississippi by Justin Kaplan
When the Astors Owned New York by Justin Kaplan
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations by Justin Kaplan
Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain by Justin Kaplan
Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court by Justin Kaplan
»
Recent books by Anne Bernays close
Pangyrus Spring 2015 by Anne Bernays
Trophy House by Anne Bernays
Language of Names by Anne Bernays
What If? by Anne Bernays
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close