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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
By Elizabeth Knowles (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date November 25, 1999
Pages 1136
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198601739
ISBN-10 0198601735
Dimensions 2.50 by 7.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 4.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $45.00
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and keyword index. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has long been hailed as the most literary quotation book available. 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-date coverage of quotations available today. Now with 20,000 quotations arranged by author, this is Oxford's largest quotations dictionary ever. Alongside superb coverage of quotations from traditional sources, the Dictionary now boasts improved coverage of world religions, classical Greek and Latin literature, proverbs, and nursery rhymes. In addition, for the first time there are special sections for Advertising Slogans, Epitaphs, Film Lines, and Misquotations, which bring together topical and related quotes. Moreover, the new Fifth Edition provides enhanced accessibility with a new thematic index to help you find the best quotes on a chosen subject, more in depth details of the earliest traceable source, an extensive keyword index, and biographical cross references, so you will easily be able to find quotations for all occasions, and identify who said what, where, and when.
Ranging from profound, to cogent, to witty, these quotations will add spice to your writing and conversation. An ideal reference for any home or office library, The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Fifth Edition is a constant source of entertainment and inspiration for public speakers, writers, or anyone else who enjoys a sparkling line or a spirited reply.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780198601739 Book cover for 9780198607205 Book cover for 9780199237173 Book cover for 9780199668700
 
8 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 1, 2014); titled "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations"
9780199668700 | details & prices | 1126 pages | 7.00 × 9.25 × 2.50 in. | 4.65 lbs | List price $50.00
About: Ever since the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations published over 70 years ago, this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations both past and present.
7 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 23, 2009); titled "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations"
9780199237173 | details & prices | 1155 pages | 7.00 × 9.50 × 2.75 in. | 4.70 lbs | List price $50.00
About: Here is a major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available, bringing you the wit and wisdom of past and present--from the ancient adages of East and West to today's most memorable lines.
6 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 9, 2004)
9780198607205 | details & prices | 1140 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 2.25 in. | 4.15 lbs | List price $50.00
About: Brings together thousands of quotations from every era and location in a reference that provides a thematic and keyword index and such details as the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each person.
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from Oxford Univ Pr (November 25, 1999)
9780198601739 | details & prices | 1136 pages | 7.25 × 9.75 × 2.50 in. | 4.20 lbs | List price $45.00
About: More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and keyword index.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345331472
 
With C. Goren | Reissue edition from Ballantine Books (October 1, 1990); titled "Goren Settles the Bridge Argument"
9780345331472 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains Goren Settles the Bridge Argument
About: The Best Bridge Reference Book Available.

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