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The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Quotations

Author : Connie Robertson
ISBN : 185326489X
Genre : Reference
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Quotations have exercised a particular fascination for humanity since the birth of recorded language and their potency in the age of the soundbite is stronger than ever. We revel in quotations, compete to know them, love them, hate them and inscribe them in books and on buildings, and this freshly revised and updated dictionary includes a wealth of new material among its 13,000 familiar, serious, outrageous, witty and thought-provoking entries.The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations is an essential work of reference for every writer, journalist and speech-maker, as well as being a treasure-trove for the browser and the simply curious. From the Roman poet Ovid's observation that 'Judgement of beauty can er, what with the wine and the dark' to Oscar Wilde's that 'Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes', there is a wide diversity of sayings to add spice to our conversation and enrich our daily lives. The book is alphabetically arranged by author and indexed by keyword for ease of use.
Category: Reference

The Adventures Of Gil Blas Of Santillane

Author : Alain Rene Le Sage
ISBN : 0820337323
Genre : Fiction
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Tobias Smollett, in the preface to his first novel, The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748), acknowledges the influence of Alain René Le Sage’s L’Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (1715–35 in four volumes) on his work. By far the most successful of “useful and entertaining” romances, Smollett writes, Gil Blas describes “the knavery and foibles of life, with infinite humour and sagacity.” “The following sheets,” he adds significantly, “I have modeled on his plan.” Smollett’s translation of Gil Blas appeared nine months after the publication of Roderick Random. This chronicle of a merry, philosophical young man whose adventures lead him into all levels of society from the highest to the lowest, presents special problems for a translator. Smollett, without always adhering to the literal expression of the novel’s language, is true to its style, spirit, and ideas. After two and a half centuries, his remains the finest translation of this humorous, satiric, and classic French novel. In his early years in London, Smollett struggled to find a way to distinguish himself through his medical practice, medical writings, poetry, and plays. None of these attempts, however, allowed him to demonstrate the full range of his personality and talents. Only when he combined his own boundless imagination with the skills he had learned from translating Gil Blas was he able to create energetic narratives filled with vivid and original characters.
Category: Fiction

The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Eponyms

Author : Martin H. Manser
ISBN : 1853263737
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Eponyms are words derived from the names of real, fictional, mythical or spurious characters. There are many eponyms in everyday use in English, and this work offers an insight into the heritage and development of the language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Abbreviations And Acronyms

Author : Rodney Dale
ISBN : 1853263850
Genre : Reference
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Like it or not, abbreviations and acronyms are now an essential ingredient of everyday life. Since the first edition of The Wordsworth Dictionary of Abbreviations & Acronyms was published in mid-1997, the compilers have been diligently collecting further examples from many walks of life
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Author : Thornton B. Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015059241029
Genre : English language
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This first-ever collection of a thousand fascinating entries, ranging from the Irish Achilles to the Irish Zorro, of colorful expressions beginning with the word Irish.
Category: English language

The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Dreams

Author : Gustavus Hindman Miller
ISBN : 1853263257
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 37.15 MB
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Dreams have variously inspired and haunted kings, poets, inventors, artists, musicians, statesmen and others since the dawn of recorded experience. Gustavus Hindman Miller's Dictionary of Dreams first appeared in 1909, ten years after Sigmund Freud's pioneering work The Interpretation of Dreams, and is therefore an historical work on dream analysis first published at the time of a quantum leap in human consciousness.10,000 entries cover Bananas to Cauliflowers, Measles to Mustard and Virgins to Zebras.
Category: Psychology

The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Idioms

Author : C. M. Schwarz
ISBN : 1853263095
Genre : Reference
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Has more than 600 phrases, sayings, and expressions and contains explanations.
Category: Reference

West Indian Antique Furniture Of The Lesser Antilles 1740 1940

Author : Philip Sturm
ISBN : UOM:39015073905716
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 49.21 MB
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Offers insight into the little-known furniture of the Lesser Antilles and includes over 200 illustrated examples of island furniture, with detailed captions. A comprehensive study of this hiterto neglected subject.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Listener

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ISBN : UCR:31210003356142
Genre : Radio addresses, debates, etc
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A weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.
Category: Radio addresses, debates, etc

The Wordsworth English Italian Italian English Dictionary

Author : Wordsworth Editions Limited
ISBN : 1853263672
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 31.88 MB
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The Wordsworth Reference Library includes language dictionaries, language guides, historical references, and much more. This popular series covers everything from the familiar and practical to the extraordinary and outrageous.
Category: Foreign Language Study

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ISBN : SRLF:A0005724315
Genre : Anonyms and pseudonyms
File Size : 30.98 MB
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Category: Anonyms and pseudonyms