The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Who introduced the phrase "back to the future"? Who first suggested we "say it with flowers"? Who wrote the legendary Humphrey Bogart line, "Here's looking at you, kid"? The answers lie in this collection of over 5000 of the 20th-century's most famous quotations. This book offers a unique view of the 20th century through over 5,000 of its memorable and oft-repeated sayings. The entries are taken from a wide variety of international sources including literature, political speeches, films, television, journalism, and popular songs.show more

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  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 30mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192830864
  • 9780192830869

About Tony Augarde

About the Editor: Tony Augarde is an editor in the Dictionary Department of Oxford University Press. His previous books include The Oxford Guide to Word Games and The Oxford School Dictionary.show more

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"A handsome volume, printed clearly, with the browser in mind, and edited with the finest apparatus for reference and cross-reference I have ever seen....Generous in spirit, covering the waggish and the wise and the extremes of high and low culture"--America"Whether one reads for reference or just browses, this book of over 6,000 memorable selections from a variety of individuals and sources is fascinating fare"--School Library Journal"Another fine dictionary in the Oxford University Press tradition. It meticulously documents some 5,000 quotations drawn from a variety of sources including songs, advertisements, and book titles....Highly recommended...both as an excellent reference tool and as a book that is fun for browsing."--Choice"Lively in itself, important as a new reference work....It is all here, in an attractively designed volume."--Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader"Remarkably diverse."--The Tampa Tribune-Timesshow more

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