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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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Publisher Comments:

Here are more than 7,000 quotations, ranging from the wisdom of the Bible, Shakespeare, and the great philosophers to the more modern meditations of Bono, J. K. Rowling, and George W. Bush. There is Yogi Berra's immortal "The future ain't what it used to be," Robert Louis Stevenson's "Wine is bottled poetry," and Lao Tzu's "A good traveler has no fixed plans." Arranged thematically for ease of use, the volume covers more than 600 subjects, from Beauty and Baseball to Patriotism, Power, and The Past. Themes new to this edition include Babies, Birthdays, Nine-Eleven, Retirement, and Toasts. Also new to this edition are an increased number of contemporary and motivational quotations, a full index allowing readers to search the text by author as well as theme, and an improved layout to make using this book easier than ever. From literature to the law, music to the movies, readers will find an abundance of classic quotes and little known gems to enliven their speeches, conversation, reports and correspondence.

Synopsis:

Oxford Quotations by Subject is a collection of over 7,000 quotations, arranged thematically for easy look-up. Covering an enormous range of nearly 600 themes, there is every subject you can think of, from the more traditional topics of Courage or Parliament, to topical themes such as The Internet or Genetic Engineering. The quotations that stand together in each particular theme range from the very old to the modern: both Horace and Maeve Binchy comment on the theme The Present, while Desmond Morris and Jeremy Bentham give their views in the category on Animal Rights. A useful author index (including descriptions and context lines) gives quick and easy access to what is in the dictionary and provides information on each author. For anyone needing to find quotable gems on a wide variety of topics, the Oxfprd Dictionary of Quotations by Subject is an impressive and highly useable source.

About the Author

Susan Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries. Her previous publications include the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation.

Table of Contents

Introduction

List of Themes

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject

Author Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199567065
Author:
Ratcliffe, Susan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Susan
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Quotations, English
Subject:
Reference | English Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
7.90x5.00x1.40 in. .95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Oxford Quotations by Subject is a collection of over 7,000 quotations, arranged thematically for easy look-up. Covering an enormous range of nearly 600 themes, there is every subject you can think of, from the more traditional topics of Courage or Parliament, to topical themes such as The Internet or Genetic Engineering. The quotations that stand together in each particular theme range from the very old to the modern: both Horace and Maeve Binchy comment on the theme The Present, while Desmond Morris and Jeremy Bentham give their views in the category on Animal Rights. A useful author index (including descriptions and context lines) gives quick and easy access to what is in the dictionary and provides information on each author. For anyone needing to find quotable gems on a wide variety of topics, the Oxfprd Dictionary of Quotations by Subject is an impressive and highly useable source.
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