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The Oxford dictionary of literary quotations

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Quotations, English

  • Edition Notes

    Includes indexes.

    Other titlesDictionary of literary quotations
    Statementedited by Peter Kemp.
    ContributionsKemp, Peter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6081 .O89 1997b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 479 p. ;
    Number of Pages479
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL664605M
    ISBN 100198600569
    LC Control Number97010181
    OCLC/WorldCa38095912

    Based on the highly acclaimed sixth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, this new edition maintains its extensive coverage of literary and historical quotations, and contains completely up-to-date material from today's influential literary and cultural figures. Over new quoteshave been added for this edition, as well as author descriptions, placing the quotes firmly in context.   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Oxford dictionary of literary quotations by Peter Kemp, , Oxford University Press edition, in EnglishPages:

      Buy The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations By Edited by Peter Kemp, in Good condition. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in Pages:   "Fred Shapiro's The Yale Book of Quotations brings new names, new life, and scrupulous research to the world of great lines [He] is arguably the nation's preeminent archaeologist of quotations [The] book is a joy simply to peruse His annotations constitute a parallel text that lends the book the sort of heft needed to become a standard reference tool, as it inevitably will.

      The Oxford English Dictionary is not your the weakest part of the book.” The Oxford English Dictionary was a chance to make amends, and Minor took . Quotation definition: A quotation is a sentence or phrase taken from a book, poem, or play, which is repeated | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.


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Whether you lean towards the words of Jane Austen: ‘Think only of the. This newly expanded edition of the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations illuminates the world of the writer, from Shakespeare to Stephen King, from the quill to the PC.

Covering all aspects of literary life, this edition is now enriched with new themes and memorable quotations from recent favorites such as Jonathan Franzen, J.K. Rowling, and Donna Tartt/5(5). “This dictionary’s virtues and its plain-spokenness make it as apt to the bedside table as to the desk: Dr Baldick is a Brewer for specialized tastes” - Times Literary SupplementThe best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma.

The Oxford dictionary of literary quotations book This latest quotation dictionary lives up to Oxford's high standard. Kemp is the literary editor of the Sunday Times and a Times Literary Supplement critic.

His compilation of over literary quotes fills a gap in reference literature, containing nearly more entries than Meic Stephens's A Dictionary of Literary Quotations (Routledge, )/5(2). Covering all aspects of literary life, this edition is now enriched with new themes and memorable quotations from recent favorites such as Jonathan Franzen, J.K.

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Here readers will find in one volume the wit and wisdom of humanity--the finest lines to be found in Shakespeare, the Bible, Mark Twain, Groucho Marx, and hundreds of other writers, philosophers, political figures, and entertainers.

This major new edition offers the broadest and most up-to /5(5). The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, first published by the Oxford University Press inis an 1,page book listing short quotations that are common in English language and culture.

The book begins with a preface explaining the term dictionary has been compiled from extensive evidence of the quotations that are actually used in the way they have been listed. The Oxford dictionary of literary quotations User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

This latest quotation dictionary lives up to Oxford's high standard. Kemp is the literary editor of the Sunday Times and a Times Literary Supplement critic. His compilation of over literary Read full review. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths' College, University of London.

He edited The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (), and is the author of In Frankenstein's Shadow (), Criticism and Literary Theory to the Present (), and other works of literary history. Get this from a library. The Oxford dictionary of literary quotations. [Peter Kemp;] -- "Celebrating over 3, years of writing, the dictionary's 4, quotations are arranged thematically."--Cover.

Get this from a library. The Oxford dictionary of literary quotations. [Peter Kemp;] -- Collects and organizes over 4, quotations on the world of literature, in such categories as audience, dialogue and conversation, graffiti, opening lines, rejection, and wit and satire.

is likely to be familiar with all the quotations in this dictionary. The book can be used for reference or for browsing: to trace the source of a particular quotation or to find an appropriate saying for a special need.

The quotations are drawn from novels, plays, poems, essays, speeches, films radio and. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has been long hailed as the most literary quotation book available, and the newest edition is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind.

O quotations from every era and every location bring you the wisdom of ages and the sound bites of today.5/5(5). The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has been long hailed as the most literary quotation book available, and the newest edition is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind.

O quotations from every era and every location bring you the wisdom of ages and the sound bites of today/5. Oxford dictionary of quotations Susan Ratcliffe The most authoritative paperback dictionary of quotations available, containing over 9, quotations from more than 2, authors, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is both a fascinating read and an invaluable general reference tool.

The appeal went out: ‘Who wants to read for the dictionary?’ So the quotations on which the Oxford English Dictionary is based began to come in, and continued to come in for about 20 years. The first editor of the dictionary died very soon after taking up the task.

Abstract. The Oxford English Dictionary is a dictionary constructed from its quotations of historical and current-day texts, with the aim of exhibiting the history and development of the English language. The first edition of this dictionary (–) drew heavily on literary sources, a practice deliberately maintained, though less intensively, by the editor of the twentieth-century Cited by: Define Literary quotations.

Literary quotations synonyms, Literary quotations pronunciation, Literary quotations translation, English dictionary definition of Literary quotations. Buy The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations 2nd Revised edition by Kemp, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(3). The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations edited by Peter Kemp Over 4, quotations around the theme of writing and the life of writers. Peter Author: Guardian Staff. People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations Published by Oxford University Press, USA () ISBN ISBN   (Sue Magee, Book Bag) About the Author.

Elizabeth Knowles is a historical lexicographer who worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary () and was Editor of the 5th, 6th, and 7th editions of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (,)/5(35).I saw the spires of Oxford As I was passing by, The grey spires of Oxford Against a pearl-grey sky; My heart was with the Oxford men Who went abroad to die.

— Cardinal Newman, History of My Religious Opinions from to Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. ISBN X.