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The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions: Definitions and Origins of More Than 4,000 Allusions
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The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions: Definitions and Origins of More Than 4,000 Allusions (Paperback)

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Discover the fascinating world of allusions in one in-depth guide. ""The Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions"" provides a comprehensive guide to allusions in the English language. In approximately 4,000 entries, this new resource explores well-known events, places, people, and phenomena whose names have acquired linguistic significance, conveying a particular message beyond a mere reference to the objects referred to. Entries are drawn from a wide range of sources, including Shakespeare and the Bible; Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology; texts from literature through the ages; historical events; popular culture; and film and television. Individual entries contain pronunciation guides, definitions, examples, information on derived forms, and more. An index, guide to use, and cross-references round out this accessible dictionary.Entries include: Achilles' heel; Godzilla; Indiana Jones; Phoenix rising from the ashes; Svengali; and, much more.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: English language & literacyChildren'sEducational materialEducational: Languages other than EnglishChildren'sGeneral non-fictionChildren'sGeneral non-fictionGeneral knowledge & triviaLibraries, museums, schoolsChildren'sPoetry, anthologies, annualsAnnualsChildren'sReference books & materialsReference works Publisher: Facts On File Inc Publication Date: 15/05/2009 ISBN-13: 9780816079070  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Martin H. Manser has been a professional reference book writer and editor since 1980. He is the author of several books for Facts On File and Checkmark Books and lives in England.

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