Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

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More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia ...
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Overview

More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic BARTLETT'S tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.
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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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Brought to you by Library of America editor in chief O'Brien, this 18th edition of the immortal Bartlett's includes 2500 new quotes and more than 800 newcomers, from Julia Child to David Foster Wallace. Quotes have been culled to bring in more foreigners and women and more material from fiction and poetry; a companion app brings this chestnut into the 21st century. My favorite featured quote, from Walter Benjamin: "Books and harlots have their quarrels in public."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316017596
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Edition number: 18
  • Pages: 1504
  • Sales rank: 83,031
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

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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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Am enjoying this book, love looking through it and seeing all of the quotations and who the quotes are attributed to. Love picking out my favorites and marking them! Can pick up this book and find new quotes that I love everytime that I read this book. Love it!!

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