Bartlett's Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett
A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature (17th Edition)

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First published in 1855, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely updated and revised for the seventeenth edition by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan. This 17th edition, under Kaplan's splendid direction, contains over 20,000 quotations, representing 2,500 authors, 90 of whom are new to BARTLETT'S. New comers include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tony Kushner, Tammy Wynette, Margaret Atwood, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, Frank O'Hara, Martin Amis, Kingsley Amis, Mother Teresa, Jacques Cousteau, Rudolph Giuliani, Alfred Hitchcock, L. M. Montgomery, Eric Ambler, Jerry Seinfeld, J.K. Rowling, Katharine Graham, and Emma Goldman. With quotations presented in chronological order, in the famous BARTLETT'S tradition, BARTLETT'S gives the reader a vast panorama of the world, from the ancient Egyptians to the latest movie, from the inspirational and the beautiful to the sardonic and the downright funny.
 

About John Bartlett

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Justin Kaplan is the author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer prize for biography in 1967 and Walt Whitman: A Life as well as other works. He lives in Cambridge, Mass. With his wife, novelist Anne Bernays.
 
Published November 1, 2002 by Little, Brown and Company. 1472 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The fourteenth edition, revised and updated to include many more modern figures (John F. Kennedy, or Martin Luther King) as well as translations which are more contemporary.

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This canonical reference work, originally published in 1855, soldiers on, seeking out memorable quotations in the midst of these dark ages of rhetoric. Since the last edition in 1992, the pickings hav

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW turned over a good part of its letters space recently to a tempest over the line -- mangled in a review -- "A day away from Tallulah is like a month in the country." It isn't in the new 16th edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Six letter writers and the edi...

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This canonical reference work, originally published in 1855, soldiers on, seeking out memorable quotations in the midst of these dark ages of rhetoric.

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