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The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs (Writers Reference) Hardcover – 1 Apr 2007


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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Facts On File Inc; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816066736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816066735
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,028,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...an exceptional ready-reference source...conciseness and engaging style...Recommended for all library collections. - Library Journal ""A handy reference book...Informative and easy to use for assignments and for browsing..."" - School Library Journal

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Martin H. Manser is a reference book editor and writer with an academic background in linguistics. His previous books include The Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases and The Quotable Bible for Facts On File/Checkmark Books. He lives in England. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
useful and fun resource 9 April 2004
By audrey - Published on Amazon.com
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A proverb is a short saying used to illustrate a general truth, and this handy guide is quite useful and very entertaining. Proverbs are listed alphabetically, and each entry includes an explanation, an example from literature, origin, variants, cross references when appropriate, and a list of sayings with similar or opposite meanings.
For example, the entry "neither a borrower nor a lender be" reads:
It is advisable never to borrow or lend anything, specifically money: " 'Neither a borrower nor a lender be' is a lesson I learned too late, after losing $200 and the friend who borrowed it." The proverb comes from Shakespeare's play Hamlet (1:3; 1600-01) and is part of Polonius's advice to his son Laertes.
The book concludes with indexes by keyword and by theme as well as a bibliography. The print is clean and I was able to find all of the proverbs in which I was interested. My only complaint is that the year of origin is given, but not the source.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great resource for copy writers! 27 Dec. 2004
By C. Stiles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is one of those books that I don't refer to too often, but when I do, it is an invaluable resource.

Great for freeing up writer's block...great for attributing those proverbs that you hear often. Just one of those books that I love having at my fingertips!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Systematic and Satisfying 22 April 2011
By Eric H. Roth - Published on Amazon.com
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Providing the original context for proverbs that pervade the English language, this authoritative collection systematically educates while it entertains. What more do you want from an academic reference work on proverbs?
Great reference, excellent service! 27 Jan. 2015
By William Roger Davis - Published on Amazon.com
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Outstanding reference – delighted to have (& received in excellent condition), thank you!
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
silly and serious 28 Dec. 2009
By Ainsley Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a gift for my brother who is both silly and serious. He loved the book.
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