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A Dictionary of Quotations
     

A Dictionary of Quotations

by A. Norman Jeffares, Martin Gray (Editor)
 
Succint, incisive, and amusing, the memorable quotation is one that observes life from an unusual vantage point and invites us to come along and enjoy the view. This compilation of the wit and wisdom of the ages samples more than 20,000 well-turned phrases from such diverse source as William Shakespeare, Rene Descartes, Jonathan Swift, Emily Dickinson, Arthur Miller,

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Succint, incisive, and amusing, the memorable quotation is one that observes life from an unusual vantage point and invites us to come along and enjoy the view. This compilation of the wit and wisdom of the ages samples more than 20,000 well-turned phrases from such diverse source as William Shakespeare, Rene Descartes, Jonathan Swift, Emily Dickinson, Arthur Miller, Maya Angelou, Desmond Tutu, Gloria Steinem, Muhammed Ali, Nikita Khrushchev, and Rupert Murdoch.

B lending the known with the lesser-known, the authors include profound and entertaining quotations from Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, and New Zealand as well as from Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Far East in addition to the vast reservoir of quotations created over the centuries by the United Kingdom's witty and wise.

Q uotations are grouped according to alphabetically arranged subjects, making this the ideal reference for writers and speakers. In addition to a listing of titles and slogans, the book also features an index that allows readers to find a particular quote; a range of quotations on a single subject (through the use of keywords); or material relevant to a general theme.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760706022
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
07/14/1997
Edition description:
Special Value
Pages:
1027

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