Fair of Speech: The Uses of Euphemism.
Highly entertaining study of euphemism: historical, literary, military, religious, official and casual. With 17 essays, including one by Patricia Beer called "Elizabeth Bennet's Fine Eyes" that explores euphemism in literature, and uses some great examples from Austen's novels. (Mrs Elton is declared "textbook.") Excellent condition. Hb, Dj. OUP. 1985. USED. $15.00