Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 19th Edition

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 19th Edition

by Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
     
 


Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable has been much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870. This iconic reference book will take you on a captivating adventure through its unique blend of language, culture, myth and legend.

This latest edition, edited by Susie Dent, includes an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems--facts, fables and curiosities from

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable has been much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870. This iconic reference book will take you on a captivating adventure through its unique blend of language, culture, myth and legend.

This latest edition, edited by Susie Dent, includes an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems--facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of past.

Editorial Reviews

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"Off each page of Brewer's leaps some titbit of cultural or linguistic miscellany, much of which this reader didn't even know that he didn't know...A delight to flip around."--The Economist

"An idiosyncratic adventure, pulling you in and saying: 'This is, in fact, not what you were looking for; but it's much more interesting.'"--Terry Pratchett

"Of all the dictionaries in the world it is the most like a treasure hunt."--Philip Pullman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780550107640
Publisher:
Hodder Education Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Sales rank:
754,513
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.10(d)

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