Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations


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ISBN-13: 9780316017596
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Pages: 1504
Sales rank: 145,203
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey O'Brien is the editor-in-chief of The Library of America, and author of fifteen books, most recently The Fall of the House of Walworth, and other works including Hardboiled America, Dream Time, The Phantom Empire, The Times Square Story, The Browser's Ecstasy, Castaways of the Image Planet, and Sonata for Jukebox. He has contributed frequently to The New York Review of Books, Artforum, Film Comment, and other publications. He lives in New York City.

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a title to your novel or original screenplay, start with this exhaustive compilation of the great quotations of the world. Another reason to use it is to find out whether it was Mark Twain or H. L. Mencken who first said dotty things about California!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is back in its 17th edition better then ever. It continues its tradition of being one of the best refrence books avaliable. Whether your a student or not Bartlett's Quotations is a great book for pleasure or study.
muzzie on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I love this book. One holiday when money was tight, it showed up under the tree. Long on my wish list, but much too expensive at the time to buy, my husband had listened and there it was. So many times when a phrase runs through one's mind or an occasion requires just the right words, the first place I look is this book. Every library should include a copy.
aulsmith on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The index is great for finding quotations by the word you remember (assuming the word is actually in the quote) However, one of my favorite things to do is to peruse the main body of the work which is in chronological order by author. It gives you a flavor of individual authors as well as the style and concerns of different periods of English literature.
pre20cenbooks on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Enjoyed browsing, useful tool for writers and preparing school presentations, papers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased for fast access anywhere to lots of quotations - in nook app on iPad took horribly long to load . Deleted same day and lost a dollar and too much time.
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Will not even load, don't waste your money
darcy43 More than 1 year ago
Am enjoying this book, love looking through it and seeing all of the quotations and who the quotes are attributed to. Love picking out my favorites and marking them! Can pick up this book and find new quotes that I love everytime that I read this book. Love it!!
WordsofTruth More than 1 year ago
Any serious writer, and even those not so serious, will benefit by having this book as a handy reference. I keep my copy close to the computer and use it often. I can't imagine not having it in my own personal library.
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FluffyOH More than 1 year ago
I have repeatedly used a previous edition and purchased this for a niece and great niece to have as a resource for everyday quotation questions. It is an essential library addition.
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