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The Adventure of English

(2003)
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English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-61145-359-3 / 978-1-61145-359-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-55970-710-0 / 978-1-55970-710-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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October 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 0-340-82991-5 / 978-0-340-82991-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 0-340-83479-X / 978-0-340-83479-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 0-340-87955-6 / 978-0-340-87955-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-4736-3906-9 / 978-1-4736-3906-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Adventure Of English (Flipback)
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-4447-3005-3 / 978-1-4447-3005-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-61145-007-1 / 978-1-61145-007-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-55970-784-4 / 978-1-55970-784-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 0-340-82993-1 / 978-0-340-82993-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 0-340-83427-7 / 978-0-340-83427-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 0-340-83401-3 / 978-0-340-83401-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-5318-7451-7 / 978-1-5318-7451-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
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June 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
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June 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
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August 2005 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2003 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-84032-856-8 / 978-1-84032-856-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2003 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-84032-899-1 / 978-1-84032-899-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Adventure of English : The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-84032-870-3 / 978-0-7540-9837-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
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December 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
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April 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Arcade
Availability: Amazon CA