Good Citizen's Alphabet

The Good Citizen's Alphabet


Price: $14.99

  • Publication Date: April 17, 2018
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 4 58 x 6
  • ISBN: 9781849765305
  • Page Count: 112
  • Illustrations: 35 color illustrations
  • Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean

“E: Erroneous: Capable of being proved true”; “G: Greedy: Wanting something I have and you haven’t”; “M: Mystery: What I understand and you don’t.” Enter the delightful, satirical world of the Good Citizen. In this pocket-size book, renowned philosopher and writer Bertrand Russell’s witty, subversive A–Z encompasses pedants and nincompoops, knowledge and virtue, providing a diverting and entertaining guide to the English alphabet. Back in print for the first time since the 1970s, the book is illustrated with the lively drawings of Franciszka Themerson, whose apt and amusing images add an anarchic spirit to this delightful gift book. Perfect for linguistic novices and eloquent eggheads alike, The Good Citizen’s Alphabet’s facsimile pages reproduce the vintage look and feel of the original 1953 publication.

About the author

Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) was one of the foremost philosophers and logicians of the 20th century.
Franciszka Themerson (1907–1988) was a central figure of the Polish avant-garde.