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McCrum, Robert

Overview
Works: 174 works in 813 publications in 11 languages and 15,005 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Fiction  Autobiographies  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives  Biography  Documentary films  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, Composer, Recipient, Correspondent, win, Creator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
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The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

160 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 5,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Journal: A tie-in for a nine-part television series to be broadcast over PBS beginning in September, this is a wide-ranging account of the travels and changes of the English tongue from its beginnings to tomorrow, from England to America to Australia to Africa and India and the Pacific. Despite an occasionally perceptible British bias, the authors have tried hard to paint a colorful, vivid picture of the many faces and varieties of English. The text is never dull, but is enlivened by innumerable examples and by interviews with representative individuals: a minister in Scotland, a couple from the Appalachians, a storekeeper in Newfoundland, a Philadelphia shoeshine man, a cockney fruitseller, an Australian farm family, the president of Sierra Leone, a writing professor in India. A readable book that all public libraries should have. BOMC alternate. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY, Stony Brook
Globish : how the English language became the world's language by Robert McCrum( Book )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert McCrum, coauthor of the best-selling book and television series The Story of English, shows how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world's lingua franca --From vendor description
Wodehouse : a life by Robert McCrum( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of English comic novelist P.G. Wodehouse, discussing his family and childhood, his move to the United States, his internment by the Germans during World War II and his controversial broadcasts from Berlin, his marriage, and his achievements as an author
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Suspicion by Robert McCrum( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of adultery and murder in England. It begins when a man who defected to East Germany in his youth returns to England with his German wife and moves in with his brother. The brother falls for the wife and an affair gets underway. Trouble begins when an East German arrives, the man the wife really loves
The fabulous Englishman by Robert McCrum( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the secret state by Robert McCrum( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mainland by Robert McCrum( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loss of heart by Robert McCrum( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vroegtijdig uitgebluste intellectueel van goede huize verdiept zich na de onverwachte dood van zijn broer in een minder fraai stuk familiegeschiedenis waardoor hij ook zichzelf beter leert kennen
Jubilee by Robert McCrum( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plot to topple a liberal British government, narrated by Sam Gilchrist, a former U.S. presidential speech writer turned investigative journalist in England. The novel looks at the machinations of power, including disinformation and character assassination. By the author of Mainland
Globish : [how the English language became the world's language] by Robert McCrum( Recording )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative and compelling new work, the coauthor of the bestselling book and television series The Story of English shows how English became the language of the world
The story of English( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the speech of a few Germanic tribes blended with that of Viking and Norman invaders to become the English language. Examines the importance of Chaucer to the development of an English literature
The story of English( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Shakespeare's use of the language and the spread of English to America's Thirteen Colonies. It also explores the expansion of English vocabulary through Latin, Greek and Italian sources
The story of English( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the roots of Black English, including the American slave trade, plantation life, the creole influence, and Harlem's jive talk. Discusses the influence of this variety of English on white American speech and literature
The story of English( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the development of cockney English and its influence on Australian and New Zealand English
The brontosaurus birthday cake by Robert McCrum( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bobby's brontosaurus birthday cake turns into a real creature and begins to grow, both problems and joys begin
The psychological moment by Robert McCrum( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of English( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series concludes with an intriguing look at what the future may hold for today's most influential global language
The Story of English( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces how the English language has become the international medium of communication
The Story of English( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode provides an overview of the spread and influence of English throughout the British Empire
 
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Globish : how the English language became the world's language
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Globish : how the English language became the world's languageWodehouse : a lifeThe Story of EnglishSuspicionThe fabulous EnglishmanIn the secret stateJubileeGlobish : [how the English language became the world's language]
Alternative Names
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Маккрам, Роберт

מקרם, רוברט. אור, רותי ונעם

매크럼, 로버트 1953-

맥크룸, 로버트 1953-

マクラム, ロバート

Languages
English (495)

German (10)

Dutch (5)

Chinese (3)

Danish (3)

Japanese (2)

Czech (2)

French (1)

Swedish (1)

Finnish (1)

Hebrew (1)