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The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions

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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.
The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions
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"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.
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.
Author
Martin H. Manser
Short Title
FOF DICT OF ALLUSIONS
Pages
532
Audience Age
11-17
Publisher
Facts on File
Series
Facts on File Library of Language and Literature
Language
English
ISBN-10
0816071055
ISBN-13
9780816071050
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
422.03
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-11-30
Imprint
Facts On File Inc
Subtitle
Definitions and Origins of More Than 4,000 Allusions
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
index, bibliography, cross-references
Residence
ENK
Birth
1966
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