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Adonis to Zorro : Oxford dictionary of reference and allusion

Author: Sheila Dignen; Andrew Delahunty
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on a collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places and events. This A-Z reference explains the meanings of allusions in modern English, from Adonis to Zorro, Tartarus to Tarzan, Rubens to Rambo.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Dignen; Andrew Delahunty
ISBN: 9780199567454 019956745X 9780191727931 0191727938
OCLC Number: 640079212
Notes: "First and second editions edited by Andrew Delahunty, Sheila Dignen, and Penny Stock."
Previous edition: Delahunty, Andrew. The Oxford dictionary of allusions. 2nd ed. c2005.
Description: ix, 406 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to the third edition --
Introduction to the second edition --
List of subjects and their abbreviations --
Dictionary --
Thematic index.
Other Titles: Oxford dictionary of reference and allusion
Dictionary of reference and allusion
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.
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An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus,  Read more...

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This welcoming, elegant volume encourages the ferreting-out of chance discoveries. Times Literary Supplement This is an easy to use book. Sunday Telegraph Informative, useful and highly entertaining. Read more...

 
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