WHORF, BL: Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf

Book cover. Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf. The MIT Press, 1958. Unmarked text. Clipped dust jacket with some chipping and tears under clear protective cover. Previous owner’s name inside back cover. Index. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30521) $18.00

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Edited and with an introduction by John B. Carroll. Foreword by Stuart Chase. Whorf’s hypothesis is that it is the structure of a person’s language is a factor in the way in which he understands reality and behaves with respect to it. Illustrated. 278p.

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ALTICK, RD: The Presence of the Present: Topics of the Day in the Victorian Novel

The Presence of the Present: Topics of the Day in the Victorian Novel, book coverAltick, Richard D. The Presence of the Present: Topics of the Day in the Victorian Novel. Ohio State University Press, 1991. ISBN: 0814205186. Unmarked text. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#29775) $35.00

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Describes how nineteenth-century English novelists used details of everyday life and the common knowledge of their day in their works, derived from about 150 novels. Black and white illustrations in text. Two appendices, endnotes, index. 854p.

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