Shakespeare's Bawdy

Shakespeare's Bawdy


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This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all words and phrases used in a sexual or scatological sense, with full explanations and cross-references.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415254007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/29/2001
Series: Routledge Classics Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 832,850
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Eric Partridge (1894-1979) Etymologist and lexicographer, best known for his lively and unconventional dictionaries which include A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English and Usage and Abusage.

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