Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

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Andrews brings together more than 6000 lively statements. Full author and key word indexes and complete cross-referencing by subject make this the best sourcebook for accurate answers on the statements that matter, whether they were coined yesterday or 500 years ago.

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One of those indispensable reference volumes that is also good fun for the trivia challenged containing 6,000 one liners from antiquity to Monty Python. The quotes are arranged by subject heading and also cross referenced by author, providing publication information, specific chapter or scene, and name of the character speaking if applicable. For example, Aesop, the 6th century fabulist, coined this gem in "Fables", "Do not count your chickens before they are hatched." Who knew? Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231102186
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 11/26/1996
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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