Entry updated 19 May 2021. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of New Zealand-born lexicographer, editor and author Eric Partridge (1894-1979), in Australia from 1907, serving during World War One in the Australian infantry, his combat experiences recast in the nonfantastic tales assembled as Glimpses (coll 1928) as by Corrie Denison; in UK after the war. Under his own name, Partridge was famous as a lexicographer, his best known non-reference titles probably being Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English (1942; rev 1947) and Shakespeare's Bawdy: A Literary and Psychological Essay and a Comprehensive Glossary (1947).
Eric Honeywood Partridge
born Gisborne, New Zealand: 6 February 1894
died Moretonhampstead, Devon: 1 June 1979
- The Scene Is Changed (London: John Heritage, 1932) [hb/]
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