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    Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (Oxford Paperback Reference) (Paperback) Edited by Elizabeth Knowles


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    DescriptionThis updated collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 21st century, against a backdrop of the landmark events leading up to it. From Catherine Tate and The Simpsons to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, Modern Quotations charts the ebbs and flows of popular culture as well as marking the key voices and watersheds for our time. An authoritative look-up reference, and an enjoyable source for browsing: the perfect gift. New quotations include: 'You tried your best, and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.' [Homer Simpson] Matt Groening 'I ain't a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.' Woody Guthrie 'I don't eat anything with a face.' Linda McCartney 'Never stop because you are afraid -- you are never so likely to be wrong.' Fridtjof Nansen 'I watch where the cosmetics industry is going and then walk in the opposite direction.' Anita Roddick 'I wish I had invented blue jeans.' Yves Saint Laurent 'Fame vaporizes, money goes with the wind, and all that's left is character.' O. J. Simpson

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    Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Elizabeth Knowles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 359 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199547463
    ISBN 10: 0199547467

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 680
    BIC subject category V2: GBCQ
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    DC22: 082, 080
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 082
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    B&T Approval Code: A23308400
    BISAC V2.8: REF019000, REF008000
    LC classification: PN6081 .O895 2008
    Thema V1.0: GBCQ
    Edition statement
    New ed of 3rd revised ed
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    02 October 2008
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    Author Information
    Elizabeth Knowles is the editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and has been Managing Editor of Oxford Quotations Dictionaries since 1993. A historical lexicographer, she previously worked for ten years on the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.
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