Journals Higher Education

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Published: 23 September 2010

416 Pages

234x156mm

ISBN: 9780199567454


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Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Third Edition

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen

  • Market-leading A-Z reference work explaining the meaning and origins of allusions in use in English today
  • 1,900 entries included, revised and updated for the third edition, with 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
  • 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:

  • All entries reviewed, revised, and updated for the third edition
  • Many new entries added, particularly on areas of modern and non-British culture
  • A short summary definition of each allusion - ideal for quick reference - is provided within each entry
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