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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0061121207
ISBN-13: 9780061121203
Sku: 202469724
Publish Date: 7/25/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 7.25L x 2.5T
Pages:  1523
Edition Number:  17
Age Range:  16 to 21
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A revised edition of a top-selling reference reveals the origins of thousands of words and expressions, chronicles famous events, and provides capsule profiles of famous historical figures, in a volume that incorporates into the seventeenth installment more than 1,500 new terms and miscellany of general knowledge. *Author: Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham/ Pratchett, Terry (FRW) *Series Title: BREWERS DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE *Publication Date: 2006/07/25 *Number of Pages: 1523 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 2.50 *Width: 7.25 *Height: 9.25
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A revised edition of a top-selling reference reveals the origins of thousands of words and expressions, chronicles famous events, and provides capsule profiles of famous historical figures, in a volume that incorporates into the seventeenth installment more than 1,500 new terms and miscellany of general knowledge.
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Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's published his first story when he was only 13 years old. "The Hades Business" originally appeared in a school magazine and, two years later, it was re-published in Science Fantasy magazine, making him a professional writer at the age of 15. His first novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE, was published in 1971 and followed the adventures of a society of microscopic people living in, well, a carpet. Essentially, a children's novel in the vein of John Peterson's THE LITTLES (who, incidentally, would be giants compared to Pratchett's people) and the like, the novel paved the way for Pratchett's style of "grounded" fantasy. Many of his novels are feature fairly traditional fantasy elements in fairly traditional fantasy settings, but almost all of these settings are microcosms of the "real" world--in the case of the Discworld series, for example, all the action takes place on a flat planet that sits atop the backs of four immense elephants who, in turn, ride on the shell of an enormous turtle travelling through space. The Discworld books, which form the bulk of Pratchett's literary work and are his most well-known titles, initially began as extremely clever, and very funny, parodies of fantasy fiction and have slowly morphed into being much more. His 1989 novel, PYRAMIDS, was awarded the British Science Fiction Award and a collaboration with Neil Gaiman, GOOD OMENS, was nominated for the 1991 World Fantasy Award. A prolific author, Pratchett is a consistent best seller in England, where, according to some estimates, his fiction accounts for a little over 1% of ALL books sold in any given year.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeEdition:   0017
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   1523
Product attributePublisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
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