Previously published as the Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations (Barnes & Noble/Harper & Row, 1983; rev. ed., 1987), this edition's most notable change is the increase in the number of entries. Unfortunately, the troublesome features of the earlier editions are retained: citations are only to the names of authors or speakers, not to titles of works, and the only index is one of personal names. The arrangement by broad subject category makes browsing possible (and enjoyable), but the lack of a keyword index and the cheap paper used make long-term reference use impractical. The paperback edition would be an inexpensive purchase for home libraries, but reference librarians would do better to spend scarce collection dollars on the latest edition of Bartlett's. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
We keep this book in our bathroom and read portions every day. It's a great conversation piece too.Published 1 month ago by topseed
amazing book- a must have for pretty much any one with an ounce of wit. Especially fun with 420.Published 4 months ago by Claire V
If you are considering this book as a resource to search for quotations on a given subject, leave that fantasy behind. Read morePublished on September 23, 2011 by Lajean Keller
This is a terrific book, right on the mark for what it is suppose to do and it's reasonably priced. I plan on using this book for a long time.Published on July 28, 2011 by R. Morgan