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Encarta Book of Quotations Hardcover – September 30, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: Encarta (September 30, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312230001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312230005
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.8 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bill Swainson is on the board of the London Festival of Literature and a Director of the Poetry Book Society. He lives in London.

Anne Soukhanov is the General Editor of the Encarta World English Dictionary and one of the world's preeminent lexicographers.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Barry A. Popik on October 17, 2000
What a misfire! Sure, this thing is big, but it cannibalizes existing quotations dictionaries. There is little here that is original. Alan Greenspan has four quotes--and not one of them is "irrational exuberance." Go figure. William Shatner is not here saying "Get a life!" The New Yorker's famous "On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog" is not here. Oprah is here, but what she says is not memorable. Oh, and Alexander Pope is here. Lots of Pope. It must have taken the editors _minutes_ to copy this from other books. The strong London bias to the book is very evident. American editors were needed who wouldn't have made many of these errors. The book should be on your shelf, but it's not what it should have been.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charlyn A. Crisp on June 18, 2009
The book arrived shorly after we ordered it in very good condition. A pleasure doing business with you.Thank you.
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