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Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Third Edition

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen

  • A-Z reference work explaining the meaning and origins of allusions in use in English today
  • All entries are revised and updated for the third edition
  • Broad depth of coverage includes references to everything from Lolita to Kafka, and the Mad Hatter to the Mafia
  • 1,900 entries and at least one illustrative citation for each entry
  • Many new entries added, particularly on areas of modern and non-British culture
  • Thematic index allows searching via topic, e.g. at Intelligence find Aristotle, Einstein, and Spock, and at Hair find Medusa, Samson, and Shirley temple

New to this Edition:

  • A new bibliography added to this third edition
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