Common and Courtly Language: The Sylistics of Social Class in 18th-Century British Literature.
A study of the clear differentiation between social classes demonstrated by the words people use and their meanings. Cites Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Burney, to show how characters reveal their place in society by the language they use. References to Johnson, Boswell, journals from Captain Cook's crew, and more. U of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. 1986, 167 pgs, Hb, Dj, mylar, Excellent condition. USED. $35.00