The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Front Cover
Angela Partington
Oxford University Press, 1996 - Reference - 1075 pages
0 Reviews
Now updated and expanded, and containing over 17,000 quotations from 2,500 men and women from all walks of life, this revised edition of the foremost dictionary of quotations offers the ideal bon mot for every occasion.
Quotes from all eras are included, from the Bible and Shakespeare to films and song lyrics. This revised edition also contains appendices covering Sayings of the '90s, Popular Misquotations, Advertising Slogans, and Mottos. More non-English quotations are included (many in their original language and English), as well as more quotations from women authors, from the sciences, and from films, TV, journalism, and politics. Each quotation is accompanied by its earliest traceable source, and the main listing by author is complemented by a useful key word index. And the Dictionary is now especially user-friendly, with expanded information on authors and individual quotations.
Long a treasured resource for anyone seeking the perfect expression, The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations in this revised fourth edition will be the definitive source to turn to for years to come.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (1996)

About the Editor:
Angela Partington is also editor of the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

Bibliographic information