Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

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by John Bartlett
     
 

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Familiar Quotations A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

Authors appear chronologically in the order of their birth dates; authors born in the same year are arranged alphabetically. The quotations for each author are generally in chronological order according to the date of

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Familiar Quotations A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

Authors appear chronologically in the order of their birth dates; authors born in the same year are arranged alphabetically. The quotations for each author are generally in chronological order according to the date of publication (in some instances according to the date of composition). Poetry generally precedes prose for authors who wrote both.

Each quotation has a source line supplying title, date (most often that of publication) and any other helpful information.

The Index of authors provides birth and death dates and the page number for the quotations by each author, as well as the page numbers for any additional quotations by that author in the footnotes.

To find a particular book of the Bible, see the Bible entry, where the books are listed alphabetically. The same is true for Shakespeare; to find any work, consult the Shakespeare entry.

The Bartlett index is arranged by keywords, not topics.

Sixteenth Edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316071437
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2001
Pages:
1405

Meet the Author

Geoffrey O'Brien is the editor-in-chief of The Library of America, and author of fifteen books, most recently The Fall of the House of Walworth, and other works including Hardboiled America, Dream Time, The Phantom Empire, The Times Square Story, The Browser's Ecstasy, Castaways of the Image Planet, and Sonata for Jukebox. He has contributed frequently to The New York Review of Books, Artforum, Film Comment, and other publications. He lives in New York City.

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Until this book is fixed, do not purchase. It is either incomplete (it appears to contain only the book cover) or it is formatted incorrectly (the content won't display).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every time I tried to open it my NOOK would freeze up. I finally had to delete it for my NOOK to function properly again. I really wanted to give it -5 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a title to your novel or original screenplay, start with this exhaustive compilation of the great quotations of the world. Another reason to use it is to find out whether it was Mark Twain or H. L. Mencken who first said dotty things about California!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited to have my old friend in the Nook version but was disappointed to find it cumbersome an difficult to use. Give me pages to turn for this book. I have other reference books in the Nook version and found Bartlette's to be an exception - not Nook friendly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of ignoring the other reviews. The book freezes up whenever you try to open it. Even restarting the Nook will not help.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is back in its 17th edition better then ever. It continues its tradition of being one of the best refrence books avaliable. Whether your a student or not Bartlett's Quotations is a great book for pleasure or study.
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WordsofTruth More than 1 year ago
Any serious writer, and even those not so serious, will benefit by having this book as a handy reference. I keep my copy close to the computer and use it often. I can't imagine not having it in my own personal library.
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Bartlett's the best quote source out there, but the nook format is too big. It bogs down, can't handle fast page turns and locks up. So when they can upgrade the memory a bit, it'll be a keeper. I wish I had waited.
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FluffyOH More than 1 year ago
I have repeatedly used a previous edition and purchased this for a niece and great niece to have as a resource for everyday quotation questions. It is an essential library addition.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that everyone should have on their bookshelf. There's a quote for everything and its fun to just look through to pass the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me with my speeches.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The recent revision is certainly 'timely'. I can only say that it has abandoned the original concept...which was to provide a 'bank' of cultural reference. What I particularly object to is the emphasis on cultural iconography over real content. I own many former editions of this work. Rarely do those editions take such a cheap-shot approach. To illustrate; while a famous lyricist of the 1940's might be included, rarely would the inclusion be a simple regurgitation of his/her well-known lyrics. I have read many interviews, over the years, with Mick Jagger of the rock band the Rolling Stones. While I didn't always agree with him, it was clear that he was intelligent and thoughtful. It is said that the band Led Zeppelin took their name from an ironic adaptation of a comment by Jagger. When told of the proposed line-up of the band, and asked what he thought of it, he is said to have said 'That ought to go over like a lead zepplin'. Apochryphal? Perhaps so. But it is just this kind of real 'meat' that this new edition is lacking. Instead, under 'Mick Jagger', we are spoon-fed ' I can't get no satisfaction...' Come on! Can't the editors do any better than THAT!?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excelent, but most libraries have it, so just go there.