Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199567072

Category: Reference

Page: 594

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Based on the 7th ed. of the Oxford dictionary of quotations. Includes extensive coverage of literary and historical quotations and contains up-to-date material from today's influential literary and cultural figures. Includes 1,000 new quotes in categories such as catchphrases, film lines, official advice, and political slogans.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199654505

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 497

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Covering more than three hundred topics, including "Children" and "Last Words," and more than five thousand entries, this amusing reference tool provides witticisms for all occasions for writers, students, and business people alike.

Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation

Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCSC:32106018744869

Category: Reference

Page: 726

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Presents proverbs and sayings from across the world to apt and memorable phrases and quotations from across the centuries. This edition of an Oxford classic traces the links between treasured sayings in our language, and explains their varied origins. It includes a keyword index and allows cross referencing.

The Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012359837

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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This new redesigned edition is the perfect gift for every occasion. Selected from the best quotations of past and present, the dictionary is packed with quotable quotes on every subject from Examinations to Weddings.For the high days and holidays, birthdays and celebrations, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations proves that good things come in small packages. This opinionated little book has more than 4,000 witty quotations and a brand new design that makes this edition more fun to dip into than everbefore. Whatever the special occasion, here you can find special words to express your ideas.

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Author: Peter Kemp

Publisher: Getty Center for Education in

ISBN: PSU:000048863087

Category: Reference

Page: 479

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Containing 4,000 of the most memorised and cited literary quotations and encompassing the whole spectrum from the strictly literal to the more popular genres, this dictionary is an excellent reference work as well as an enjoyable read. Quotations are thematically arranged, and divided into two main sections, The Writer's World and Writers and their Works Topics range from alcohol, fame, and inspiration to travel, censorship, and science fiction 'It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.' Winston Churchill 'It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read.' Oscar Wilde 'I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.' Alan Bennett

Oxford Love Quotations

Oxford Love Quotations

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: IND:30000063928190

Category: Reference

Page: 340

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Gathers more than two thousand quotations about love, arranged by topic from absence, beauty, charm, and dancing to seduction, transience, valentines, and weddings

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191036743

Category: Reference

Page: 834

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Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: J. A. Simpson

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015028463035

Category: Proverbes américains

Page: 316

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Lists recorded usages and meaning for hundreds of proverbs arranged by key word, from "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" to "Youth must be served"