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Breaking Into Society

George Ade‘s Breaking into Society is a humorous look at the antics of everyman (and everywoman) wanting to better themselves by climbing the social ladder to success. Ade’s book was published originally in 1902; my copy is dated 1904.  I found this book at a community book sale two years ago. […]

Lushy Lushington

NPR’s Linton Weeks has a great story on lost American slang from the 1800s, something right up my alley as I write Emmett’s story. Weeks cites James Maitland’s 1891 Dictionary of American Slang, which you can download for your very own, here, via Google Books. It is an awesome read […]