Bloomsbury Dictionary of Phrase and Allusion

Bloomsbury Dictionary of Phrase and Allusion

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With more than 5000 entries, from "Abandon hope all ye who enter here" to "Led Zeppelin", this book explores the origins and meanings of allusions, words, names and phrases from the worlds of literature, politics and popular culture. The entries include contemporary references as well as information on classical mythology, saints' names, acronyms, collective nouns and pseudonyms. Nigel Rees is a writer, broadcaster and lexicographer whose other books include "Bloomsbury Dictionary of Popular Phrases".show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 270g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747515093
  • 9780747515098