Cassell Companion to Quotations

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How does the Companion differ from ordinary books of quotations? It offers more background information and context so you can better use and appreciate the quote. For example, you won't only get the complete Abbott & Costello "Who's on First?" routine, but the film it appeared in, the year, and when it was revived. From the serious and academic, to the delightful and entertaining, this book finds more ways than ever to make quotations come alive.
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Overview

How does the Companion differ from ordinary books of quotations? It offers more background information and context so you can better use and appreciate the quote. For example, you won't only get the complete Abbott & Costello "Who's on First?" routine, but the film it appeared in, the year, and when it was revived. From the serious and academic, to the delightful and entertaining, this book finds more ways than ever to make quotations come alive.
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A true companion, this reference doesn't just supply quotes in a list by subject but includes extensive explanation of each quote as well. Set up alphabetically by the principally attributed source -- people, publications, films, etc. -- the quotes cover all eras but concentrate primarily on American, British, and European sources. While it is clear at a glance that this work contains far fewer quotations than other references, most listed were chosen because they have usually been attributed incorrectly, misquoted, or lost in the annals of history, and the majority of quotations are accompanied by numerous annotations. Rees (Cassell Dictionary of Clich├ęs, LJ 5/15/97) enlivens the explanations of attribution, provenance, and ascription with witty and charming writing. It's easy to get lost in the book, especially if you're just flipping through. The downside: It's too short; you get greedy for more! Recommended. --Carol Lezak, General Learning Corp., Northbrook, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780304348480
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.61 (d)

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