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The book of poisonous quotes

Author: Colin Jarman
Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : Contemporary Books, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Savor the world's celebrated wits in this entertaining compilation of more than two thousand of the most caustic quips ever to scorch paper. Enduring satirists Voltaire, Mark Twain, and Oscar Wilde join the likes of Dorothy Parker and H.L. Mencken and present-day curmudgeons such as P.J. O'Rourke and Fran Lebowitz in waging hilarious verbal warfare, while hundreds of other critics, humorists, and sharp-tongued wags  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Jarman
ISBN: 0809236818 9780809236817
OCLC Number: 64445272
Notes: Includes index.
Previously published as: The Guinness dictionary of poisonous quotes and The Guinness dictionary of more poisonous quotes. London : Guinness Pub., 1991 and 1992 respectively.
Description: 348 pages ; 19 cm
Other Titles: Guinness dictionary of poisonous quotes.
Guinness dictionary of more poisonous quotes.
Responsibility: compiled by Colin M. Jarman.
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"Savor the world's celebrated wits in this entertaining compilation of more than two thousand of the most caustic quips ever to scorch paper. Enduring satirists Voltaire, Mark Twain, and Oscar Wilde join the likes of Dorothy Parker and H.L. Mencken and present-day curmudgeons such as P.J. O'Rourke and Fran Lebowitz in waging hilarious verbal warfare, while hundreds of other critics, humorists, and sharp-tongued wags offer their cutting commentary on everything from Hollywood to the White House, from modern art to the battle between the sexes. Egos are exploded, reputations run ragged, idols impeached, and the classics challenged." "Perfect for reference, repartee, or revenge, this anthology is a must for all who believe that the pen - and the tongue - is mightier than the sword."--Jacket.

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