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Discover the beauty of the English language with a book of Etymology, or brush up on your Latin with a classical dictionary. The Folio Society presents a wide selection of books on language, from histories of linguistics to reference titles. All Folio books include beautiful illustrations, diagrams and photographs, and come in unique hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio language books.

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The Best After-Dinner Stories book

The Best After-Dinner Stories

Ever since Chaucer's day, when the host of the Tabard Inn in Southwark rose to welcome the Canterbury Pilgrims with a joke, the After Dinner Speech, designed, if possible, to reduce the assembled company to helpless merriment, has presented the ultimate challenge.

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The Devil's Dictionary book

The Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose 'Bitter' Bierce was immortalised by The Devil's Dictionary. His series of satirical definitions and irreverent aphorisms first appeared from 1881 to 1886 in the columns of a provincial newspaper, impaling the sacred cows of civilised life - and much else besides - upon the spikes of his own mordant wit.

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