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The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed
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Karen Elizabeth Gordon is no ordinary grammarian, and her works (including The New Well-Tempered Sentence, Torn Wings
and Faux Pas, and The Disheveled Dictionary)--are no ordinary books of grammar. A special edition of the 1984 classic,
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire is populated by a wickedly decadent cast of gargoyles, mastodons, murderous debutantes,
and, yes, vampires (both transitive and otherwise), who cavort and consort in order to illustrate basic principles of
grammar. The sentences are intoxicating--"How he loved to dangle his participles, brush his forelock off his forehead
with his foreleg, and gaze into the aqueous depths"--but the rules and their explanations are as sound as any you might
find in Strunk and White. Outlining the building blocks of the English language, from parts of speech to phrases and
clauses, The Deluxe Transitive Vampire goes on to exorcise such grammatical demons as passive voice, fragments, comma
splices, and run-on sentences. At last, a handbook of grammar you will actually want to read. In the words of Gordon's
preface, "Howling, exploding, crackling, flickering with new life-forms, and drunk on fresh blood (some of mine is
certainly missing), this deluxe edition reminds us on every page that words, too, have hoofs and wings to transport us
far and deep."