Charles Harrington Elster





Charles Harrington Elster


Born
in New York City, The United States
January 01, 1957


Charles Harrington Elster is a writer, broadcaster, and logophile—a lover of words.

He is the author and narrator of the audio vocabulary-building program Verbal Advantage and the book by the same name. His other books include Tooth and Nail and Test of Time, vocabulary-building novels for high school students preparing to take the college entrance exams; There's a Word for It, a lighthearted look at unusual—and unusually useful—words; and The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations, which William Safire of The New York Times hailed as "the best survey of the spoken field in years." In 2005 Harcourt published What in the Word? Wordplay, Word Lore, and Answers to Your Peskiest Questions About Language, and in 2006 Houghton Mifflin released the
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Verbal Advantage: Ten Easy ...

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The Big Book of Beastly Mis...

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What in the Word? Wordplay,...

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There's a Word for It!  A G...

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The Accidents of Style: Goo...

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Is There a Cow in Moscow?: ...

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Test of Time: A Novel Appro...

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“To enjoy and learn from what you read you must understand the meanings of the words a writer uses. You do yourself a grave disservice if you read around words you don’t know, or worse, merely guess at what they mean without bothering to look them up.

For me, reading has always been not only a quest for pleasure and enlightenment but also a word-hunting expedition, a lexical safari.”
Charles Harrington Elster



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