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The Facts On File Dictionary of Allusions

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 approx… (See Below for Full Description)
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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.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-7907-0
ISBN-10 816079072
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Writers Library
Author Martin H. Manser
Publication Date 1/1/2009
Book's Binding Paperback
Imprint Checkmark
Specifications Index. Cross-references.
Available Formats Print

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