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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.

 
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Hardback Editions

2011 : USA Hardback
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
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
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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October 2003 : UK Hardback
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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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
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
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
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 Publishing
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 0-340-82993-1 / 978-0-340-82993-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 0-340-83427-7 / 978-0-340-83427-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2003 : UK Paperback
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 : MP3 CD
Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-5318-7451-7 / 978-1-5318-7451-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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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
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2003 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-84032-856-8 / 978-1-84032-856-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Adventure Of English
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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