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Overview

First published in 1855, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely updated and revised for the seventeenth edition by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan. This 17th edition, under Kaplan's splendid direction, contains over 20,000 quotations, representing 2,500 authors, 90 of whom are new to BARTLETT'S. New comers include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tony Kushner, Tammy Wynette, Margaret Atwood, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, Frank O'Hara, Martin Amis, Kingsley Amis, Mother Teresa, Jacques Cousteau, Rudolph Giuliani, Alfred Hitchcock, L. M. Montgomery, Eric Ambler, Jerry Seinfeld, J.K. Rowling, Katharine Graham, and Emma Goldman. With quotations presented in chronological order, in the famous BARTLETT'S tradition, BARTLETT'S gives the reader a vast panorama of the world, from the ancient Egyptians to the latest movie, from the inspirational and the beautiful to the sardonic and the downright funny.
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This is not your grand dad's Bartlett's. The most substantial revision in this reference standard contains more than 2,500 new quotations including fresh snippets from Jimi Hendrix, Bill Gates, Julia Child, Hunter S. Thompson, Patti Smith, Barack Obama, Jon Stewart, and Paul Krugman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316084604
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 2/18/2003
  • Edition description: Seventeenth Edition
  • Edition number: 17
  • Pages: 1488
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2006

    Start Your Title Search Here

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2002

    Bartlett Does it Again

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Crap

    Will not even load, don't waste your money

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  • Posted October 31, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!!

    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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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    This is a very necessary resource volume for the discriminating reader.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2004

    Great, but not worth buying for use.

    This book is excelent, but most libraries have it, so just go there.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2002

    This belongs on EVERY bookshelf.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2000

    The Best

    This book really helped me with my speeches.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2000

    A good thing gone bad....

    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!?

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