Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject

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"The Oxford Quotations by Subject is a collection of over 7,000 quotations, arranged thematically for easy look-up. It covers an enormous range of nearly 600 themes, from the more traditional topics of Courage or Parliament, to topical themes such as The Internet or Genetic Engineering. The quotations range from the very old to the modern. An author index gives quick and easy access to what is in the dictionary and provides information on each author." The book will appeal to the general reader with an interest in who said what and when they said ...
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Overview

"The Oxford Quotations by Subject is a collection of over 7,000 quotations, arranged thematically for easy look-up. It covers an enormous range of nearly 600 themes, from the more traditional topics of Courage or Parliament, to topical themes such as The Internet or Genetic Engineering. The quotations range from the very old to the modern. An author index gives quick and easy access to what is in the dictionary and provides information on each author." The book will appeal to the general reader with an interest in who said what and when they said it. It is also useful for those writing speeches or needing to find some bons mots for an essay, dissertation, or article. It is also easily browsable, making it a good gift title.
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These reference works are updates in the 84-volume "Oxford Paperback Reference" series. Lexicographer Ayto and Simpson (chief editor, Oxford English Dictionary) compile slang words and phrases from the 20th century. The entries provide the origin of the word or phrase, the date the word was recorded as entering the English language, part of speech, alternative spellings, and at least one example of the term in context from a published source. Delahunty (contributor, The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions) selects foreign words and phrases assimilated into the English language from 40 other languages. Most of the selections are lifestyle words pertaining to areas such as fashion, cuisine, ethnic music, and recreation. An appendix lists the words by country of origin and century of introduction into English. Ratcliffe (Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations) provides a broad collection of quotations from ancient times to the 21st century, listed by theme. The selections range from the words of Plato to President Obama. There is an author index at the end of the book as well. BOTTOM LINE Each of these books would be a nice addition to any library with a focus on language and well used by students and researchers.—Diane Fulkerson, Univ. of West Georgia Lib., Carrollton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199567065
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/15/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 714,571
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries, and has previously edited the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and Love Quotations.

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