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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations : OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS - Elizabeth Knowles

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations


By: Elizabeth Knowles (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th October 2014
ISBN: 9780199668700
Number Of Pages: 1168

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Ever since the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations published over 70 years ago, this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations both past and present. The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?' Find that only half-remembered line in a collection of over 20,000 quotations, comprehensively indexed for ready reference. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations provides a quote for every occasion that spans the greatest minds of history to the people who gave us one-liners.

Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research program and unique language monitoring, over 700 new quotations have been added to this eighth edition from authors ranging from St Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel to Albrecht Durer and Thomas Jefferson. New sayings that span the ages include "It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish" (the classical writer Heraclitus), "My father used to say: "Don't raise your voice, improve your argument'"' (Desmond Tutu), and "The future is already here--it's just not evenly distributed" (the writer William Gibson).

Two hundred authors make their debut in this edition, with a brand-new companion website that links to dozens of spoken quotations by the authors themselves.

About the Author

Elizabeth Knowles is a historical lexicographer who worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (1993) and was Editor of the 5th, 6th, and 7th editions of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999, 2004, 2009). Her other editorial credits include the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3rd edition, 2007), What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (2006), and the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (2009). She is a contributor to The History of Oxford University Press (2013).

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`Review from previous edition 'A glorious treasure-house for browsers'' Times Literary Supplement `'Every home should have a copy'' Sunday Telegraph `'Invaluable'' The Times `'Still the best'' The Independent `'I could re-read it over and over again and never grow bored, for its pages contain all the insight of a library'' Daily Mail `Magnificent volume.' Ferdinand Mount, Standpoint `It is a book which can be explored pretty well indefinitely, and one which yields fresh satisfaction and surprises.' John Gross, Spectator

Introduction to the eighth edition
History of the Dictionary
Introduction to the first edition
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ISBN: 9780199668700
ISBN-10: 0199668701
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1168
Published: 9th October 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.1  x 6.6
Weight (kg): 2.11
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: Revised

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