The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

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Containing 4000 of the most memorized and cited literary quotations and encompassing the whole spectrum from the strictly literal to the more popular genres, this dictionary is suitable as a reference work or as a general read. Quotations are thematically arranged, and divided into two main sections, "The Writer's World" and "Writers and their Works". Topics range from alcohol, fame, and inspiration to travel, censorship, and science fiction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 499 pages
  • 129.5 x 196.1 x 27.9mm | 388.17g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • indexes
  • 0192800906
  • 9780192800909

Table of contents

PRELIMS (CONSULTANT EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION, USER GUIDE, LIST OF THEMATIC CATEGORIES); MAIN TEXT (DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS THE WRITER'S WORLD AND WRITERS AND THEIR WORKS); INDEXESshow more

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"Fills a gap in reference literature. "--Library Journal"Here [is] material for use as well as for entertainment and enlightenment. "-- The Sunday Times (London)show more

About Peter Kemp

Peter Kemp is Literary Editor for the Sunday Times and is also a book reviewer for the TLS. He has written books on Muriel Spark and H. G. Wells.show more

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