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Literally Entitled: A Dictionary of the Origins of the Titles of More Than 1300 Major Literary Works of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
     

Literally Entitled: A Dictionary of the Origins of the Titles of More Than 1300 Major Literary Works of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Adrian Room
 

The titles are primarily from fiction (including, along with novels, particularly important poetry, plays, and short stories), though a few are from literary works of nonfiction. Each entry gives title, author, year of publication, and a detailed explanation of the story behind the title.

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The titles are primarily from fiction (including, along with novels, particularly important poetry, plays, and short stories), though a few are from literary works of nonfiction. Each entry gives title, author, year of publication, and a detailed explanation of the story behind the title.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
helpful index and a good bibliography...a ready reference tool
Booklist
useful to have this information in one volume
Public Library Quarterly
"a literary dictionary for book lovers and scholars of the obscure...comprehensive bibliography and index...fascinating book"
From the Publisher
“helpful index and a good bibliography...a ready reference tool”—Library Journal; “useful to have this information in one volume”—Booklist; “a literary dictionary for book lovers and scholars of the obscure...comprehensive bibliography and index...fascinating book”—Public Library Quarterly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786440931
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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