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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: 18th Edition [Hardcover]

John Bartlett , Geoffrey O'Brien
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29 Nov 2012 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic BARTLETT'S tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.

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  • Hardcover: 1440 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown US; 18th Revised edition edition (29 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316017590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316017596
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 19.6 x 5.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 497,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ten years in the making, the eighteenth edition of the longest-lived and bestselling collection of quotations in history introduces hundreds of new quotations from writers all over the world.

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of America, and author of fifteen books, most recently The Fall of the House of Walworth, and other works including Hardboiled America, Dream Time, The Phantom Empire, The Times Square Story, The Browser's Ecstasy, Castaways of the Image Planet, and Sonata for Jukebox. He has contributed frequently to The New York Review of Books, Artforum, Film Comment, and other publications. He lives in New York City.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic lives up to its reputation 2 Nov 2013
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This classic tome meets every expectation. A huge surce of useful information, eminently re-usable. No wonder it's lasted into eighteen editions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Could Spend Days Here 7 Nov 2012
By A.S. McGee - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic book. You can open it up to a random page and be transported to a completely different world and time. You'll keep doing this over and over again, and fortunately it doesn't appear to induce motion sickness. You can also place this volume on the ground and stand on it to see over a crowd. Depending on your height, your mileage may vary. Very happy with this purchase.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some of the classic quotes are being lost 14 Jan 2013
By Norman M. Canter - Published on Amazon.com
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Between the 15th Edition and the 18th Edition..75 pages have been eliminated from the earliest times to Lincoln. I fear that some of the giants have been shrunk to make room for quotations of some of the pygmies that are more modern. The baby has been thrown out with the bathwater. The book continues to be indispensable...but keep your
old editions for ready reference with the new ones as you acquire them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love new, updated version 26 Dec 2012
By Becky B - Published on Amazon.com
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One of my childhood memories is the copy of Barlett's on my parents' desk. I would spend hours browsing the familiar quotes, ilespecially those made by famous, familar people. Although I purchased this for my college age grandchild, I found myself again browsing its pages. Some of the quotations were the ones of old, but as I read so many that have been added since the one I loved as a child, I became nostalgic.I would read a quotation and memories would coming flooding back. I would think of what was going on in my life at the time, the state of the world when the quote was made. Many quotes made me sad because I know what the future held for the speaker. Others made me smile. Most made me grateful for the life I have lived through these recent historic decades. Bartlett's not merely a list of memorial quotes, but a commentary of our culture and times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Serendipity Rules 15 Aug 2013
By Paige Turner - Published on Amazon.com
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This big book is a must have for quotation fans.

Why in the age of Google and an internet flooded with quotations sites would we need a big heavy book of quotations?

One word: serendipity.

With this great book, you can page through and randomly find amazing quotations. Or you can read the book in order, which is chronological. What a way to discover great thinkers, writers and statesmen!

I love to randomly open a page and just see what interesting quote I can find.

Of course the other reason to buy this book is: organization.

It is well indexed by key word and also organized by whom is quoted, in chronological order.

What a fantastic desk-top resource this is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Basics 23 Aug 2013
By Spinner - Published on Amazon.com
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If y our a doctor you have Gray's anatomy. If your a lawyer you have Blacks law dictionary. If your a serious writer you have Bartlett's quotations.
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