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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,: 19th Edition
     

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,: 19th Edition

by Susie Dent
 

Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.

Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past. Its pages brim

Overview

Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.

Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining entries-everything from curious customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear-all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens.

This nineteenth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterize its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark.

Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets.

As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's "is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780550102454
Publisher:
Hodder Education Publishers
Publication date:
11/18/2012
Edition description:
In Print
Pages:
1536
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.30(d)

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