Oxford Illustrated Dictionary of 19th Century Language Oxford Dictionaries
This unique dictionary provides clear definitions and example sentences for 3000 interesting, peculiar and difficult words found in the 19th century fiction and non-fiction texts studied at secondary school. As well as help with unfamiliar usage of modern words and dialect, the dictionary includes letter opener facts, panels on the context of the period, and an illustrated section on themes such as transport, crime, fashion and childhood. By demystifying the language of the time and putting its use in context, it will help students to access, understand, and enjoy the novels, poems, newspaper, and magazine articles of the 19th century. An indispensible compation for GCSE English Literature students and beyond.