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Green-eyed monsters & good samaritans : literary allusions in everyday language

Author: Leonard Mann
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing from the Bible, Greek and Roman mythology, the works of Shakespeare, and numerous other sources, this illuminating collection explains the fascinating origins of more than 170 common expressions."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Mann
ISBN: 0071460837 9780071460835
OCLC Number: 62085524
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Mythology and ancient history --
The Bible : Old Testament --
The Bible : New Testament --
Fables and fairy stories --
Shakespeare --
Modern literature --
Modern history --
Journalism and contemporary life.
Other Titles: Green-eyed monsters and good samaritans
Responsibility: Leonard Mann.
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Uncovers the tales behind more than 175 phrases, drawing from the Bible, Greek and Roman mythology, the works of Shakespeare, and other literary resources.  Read more...

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