Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations 5e

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Fishing. Idleness. The countryside. Royalty. Romance. Whether you’re an author or a speechwriter, a student writing an essay or a constructor searching for a quote to embed in your puzzle, great quotations can be hard to find, even with the Internet at your fingertips. There’s always that one quote that sums it up perfectly, and you always need to track it down in a hurry.

Thankfully, the fifth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations is here to handle all of your pithy quotation needs. Organized by subject, but indexed by both speaker and keywords for easy searching, this is a marvelous resource for quotehounds.

Everyone who’s everyone is cited inside these pages, from Mae West to Dorothy Parker, William Shakespeare to Frank Sinatra, Mitch Hedberg to Tippi Hedron. Brandreth has done an exemplary job including classics and contemporary quotations alike, offering a wider swathe of wit than you might expect, high- and lowbrow alike. Puns, aphorisms, musings… the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, fifth edition, has them all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes said (and is quoted on page 262 as saying), “You can get a happy quotation anywhere if you have the eye.” Gyles Brandreth most certainly has the eye.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 512 pages
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date 2013-Dec-01
ISBN 9780199681365
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Issue March 2014
Category Reference


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