Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature by John Bartlett | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations / Edition 17

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations / Edition 17

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by John Bartlett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0316084603

ISBN-13: 9780316084604

Pub. Date: 02/18/2003

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316084604
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
02/18/2003
Edition description:
Seventeenth Edition
Pages:
1488
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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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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Broken.
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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.