The King's English
This is a bibliography page, concerning a work to which reference is made elsewhere in this guide.
- Fowler, H. W. and F. G. (1931), The King's English (3rd edition), Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- The first edition appeared in 1906. The 2nd (1907) and 3rd (1931 editions were reprinted many times. A text of the second edition is available on line at [] (accessed 12/01/2008). An abridged edition appeared in 1908.
- H.W. Fowler (the initials stand for Henry Watson) became the renowned author of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, often referred to simply as 'Fowler'. A memoir of him, H. W. Fowler, was written by his friend G.G. Coulton and published as tract 43 of the Society for Pure English in 1943 (Clarendon). There is also a more recent full-length life, The Warden of English: the life of H. W. Fowler, by Jenny MacMorris (O.U.P, 2001). He lived from 1858 to 1933.
- After the publication of The King's English, his younger brother, Francis George Fowler, worked with him on [[The Concise Oxford Dictionary (COD) of 1911. F.G. ('Frank') died in 1918 of tuberculosis contracted during war service in France, leaving H.W. to write A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, (1926).