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Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins Paperback – Jul 1997

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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books (July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781805910
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781805919
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,241,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I bought this book as I love proverbs and wondered about their background (also I know the people who wrote it!).

It is actually very interesting and gives good descriptions as to where proverbs have come from. I have not always found it very easy to find a specific proverb because of the layout of the index. However the index is good in the way that it driects you to different proverbs relating to the same topic.

An interesting book, which I am sure I will dip into occasionally. The only real criticism is that there are not enough proverbs explained!
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Very Interesting if You Love Proverbs... 18 Mar. 2010
By Bohdi Sanders, Ph.D. - Published on
Format: Paperback
If you enjoy proverbs and wise sayings, you will enjoy this book. It provides you with background information concerning the origins of different proverbs that you have heard all your life. This book not only provides a history of the individual proverb, but it also provides the reader with an explanation for each of the proverbs contained. I enjoyed this book very much and even refer back to it at times for interesting facts to teach my students. The only negative thing that I have to say about it is that the font size is very small and thus harder to read, but it is worth the effort. I recommend it... Interesting read.

Dr. Bohdi Sanders, author of Wisdom of the Elders
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