A Shakespeare Glossary / Edition 3

A Shakespeare Glossary / Edition 3

by C. T. Onions
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198125216

ISBN-13: 9780198125211

Pub. Date: 05/15/1986

Publisher: Oxford University Press

A justly famous aid to the study of Shakespeare, this glossary—originally compiled by C.T. Onions, an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary—clarifies those words in Shakespeare whose senses or connotations may be unfamiliar to the modern reader, paying special attention to dialect forms, idioms, and colloquial phrases. Original in its explanations and

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A justly famous aid to the study of Shakespeare, this glossary—originally compiled by C.T. Onions, an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary—clarifies those words in Shakespeare whose senses or connotations may be unfamiliar to the modern reader, paying special attention to dialect forms, idioms, and colloquial phrases. Original in its explanations and illuminating in its definitions, the Glossary brings out the richness and subtley found in Elizabethan English. Incorporating the many advances made in the field since the last (revised) edition was published in 1919, this volume reveals new facts about the meanings of words in Shakespeare, alters previous interpretations, and resolves earlier controversies. In addition, the book takes advantage of two highly accurate, computer based concordances that make every occurrence of each word immediately accessible for investigation and comparison. A reference work without peer, the Glossary is an essential source for students, scholars, playgoers and readers of Shakespeare, and those interested in the history of the English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198125211
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/15/1986
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,140,981
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.25(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Arrangement of the Entries ix(1)
Abbreviations of Titles of Plays and Poems x(1)
Abbreviations of Technical Terms xi(2)
Bibliography xiii
SHAKESPEARE GLOSSARY
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