Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

by John Bartlett

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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents, linked Footnotes, and linked Index

About the Book
"Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, often simply called Bartlett's, is an American reference work that is the longest-lived and most widely distributed collection of quotations.

The book arranges its entries by author, rather than by subject, as many other quotation collections, and enters the authors chronologically by date of birth rather than alphabetically. Within years, authors are arranged alphabetically and quotations are arranged chronologically within each author's entry, followed by "attributed" remarks whose source in the author's writings has not been confirmed. The book contains a thorough keyword index and details the source of each quotation." -- Wikipedia

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013240414
Publisher: VolumesOfValue
Publication date: 10/30/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 707,658
File size: 833 KB

About the Author

"JOHN BARTLETT (1820 – 1905) was an American writer and publisher whose best known work, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has been continually revised and reissued for a century after his death." -- Wikipedia

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Until this book is fixed, do not purchase. It is either incomplete (it appears to contain only the book cover) or it is formatted incorrectly (the content won't display).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every time I tried to open it my NOOK would freeze up. I finally had to delete it for my NOOK to function properly again. I really wanted to give it -5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited to have my old friend in the Nook version but was disappointed to find it cumbersome an difficult to use. Give me pages to turn for this book. I have other reference books in the Nook version and found Bartlette's to be an exception - not Nook friendly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of ignoring the other reviews. The book freezes up whenever you try to open it. Even restarting the Nook will not help.
drmarymccormack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have used this book, over the years, countless times. I pick it up for some certain thing and the next thing I know, it's two in the morning and I haven't even noticed! I only wish it had more, more, more!
auntieknickers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Indispensable. There is a temptation just to use the Internet to source quotations, but it's easy to find wrong attributions there, too. This isn't the only dictionary of quotations I have, but it's the one I check first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Broken.
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Bartlett's the best quote source out there, but the nook format is too big. It bogs down, can't handle fast page turns and locks up. So when they can upgrade the memory a bit, it'll be a keeper. I wish I had waited.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that everyone should have on their bookshelf. There's a quote for everything and its fun to just look through to pass the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me with my speeches.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The recent revision is certainly 'timely'. I can only say that it has abandoned the original concept...which was to provide a 'bank' of cultural reference. What I particularly object to is the emphasis on cultural iconography over real content. I own many former editions of this work. Rarely do those editions take such a cheap-shot approach. To illustrate; while a famous lyricist of the 1940's might be included, rarely would the inclusion be a simple regurgitation of his/her well-known lyrics. I have read many interviews, over the years, with Mick Jagger of the rock band the Rolling Stones. While I didn't always agree with him, it was clear that he was intelligent and thoughtful. It is said that the band Led Zeppelin took their name from an ironic adaptation of a comment by Jagger. When told of the proposed line-up of the band, and asked what he thought of it, he is said to have said 'That ought to go over like a lead zepplin'. Apochryphal? Perhaps so. But it is just this kind of real 'meat' that this new edition is lacking. Instead, under 'Mick Jagger', we are spoon-fed ' I can't get no satisfaction...' Come on! Can't the editors do any better than THAT!?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excelent, but most libraries have it, so just go there.