The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions by Martin H. Manser

The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions

Martin H. Manser
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Details

  • ISBN
    9780816071050 / 0816071055
  • Title The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions
  • Author Martin H. Manser
  • Category Educational: English Language & Literacy
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Year 2008
  • Pages 532
  • Publisher
    Facts on File
  • Imprint Facts On File Inc
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 185mm x 30mm x 231mm

Annotation

A guide to allusions in the English language. In approximately 4,000 entries, it explores well-known events, places, people, and phenomena whose names have acquired linguistic significance, conveying a particular message beyond a mere reference to the objects referred to. It includes an index, bibliography, and cross-references.

Publisher Description

“The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions” provides a comprehensive guide to allusions in the English language. In approximately 4,000 entries, this new resource explores well-known events, places, people, and phenomena whose names have acquired linguistic significance, conveying a particular message beyond a mere reference to the objects referred to. The entries are drawn from a wide range of sources, including Shakespeare and the Bible; Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology; texts from literature through the ages; historical events; popular culture; and film and television. Individual entries contain pronunciation guides, definitions, examples, information on derived forms, and more. An index, bibliography, and cross-references round out this accessible dictionary.

Author Biography

Martin Manser has compiled and edited Bible reference material and English-language dictionaries for nearly thirty years. He lives in Aylesbury, England. He and his wife have two children.

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The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions