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Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Third Edition

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen

  • Market-leading A to Z reference work explaining the meaning and origins of allusions in use in English today
  • Revised and updated, the new edition includes new short summary definitions, and most entries contain at least one relevant illustrative citation
  • Broad depth of coverage includes references to everything from Lolita to Kafka, and the Mad Hatter to the Mafia
  • Thematic index allows searching via topic, e.g. under Intelligence find Aristotle, Einstein, and Spock, and under Hair find Medusa, Samson, and Shirley Temple

New to this Edition:

  • Revised and updated, the new edition includes new short summary definitions, and most entries contain at least one relevant illustrative citation
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