The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions

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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, c2009.
ISBN: 9780816071050
0816071055
9780816079070
0816079072
Characteristics: xii, 532 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pickering, David 1958-
Alternative Title: Dictionary of allusions
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