The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs (Facts on File Library of Language and Literature)

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9780816046072: The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs (Facts on File Library of Language and Literature)

A proverb is a saying, usually short, that expresses a general truth about life. Proverbs give advice, make an observation, or present a lesson in a succinct and memorable way. This volume contains more than 1500 English-language proverbs that are widely recognized today. Arranged alphabetically, entries provide the meaning of each proverb, the date it was first recorded, variant forms of the proverb, other proverbs that are similar and opposite to it in meaning, and examples of the proverb's use. Proverbs covered include: "Absence makes the heart grow fonder"; "Actions speak louder than words"; "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"; "Every man is his own worst enemy"; "It takes a village to raise a child"; "Pride goes before a fall"; "The leopard can't change its spots"; "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"; and "You never know a man until you live with him".

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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.

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This attractive and useful resource book focuses on commonly used expressions in the English language and in English literature. There is no attempt to be culturally inclusive. Each entry is arranged alphabetically on a two-column page. The boldface proverb precedes a concisely written definition and factually documented origin of the saying. There's no rose without a thorn typifies the basic structure of each entry: namely, definition, example of use, origins, variant expressions, cross-references, and proverbs with similar or opposite meanings. Each entry varies in length according to available source material and popularity of expression.

The editorial consistency is rare and a credit to the skillful selection and editing techniques of Manser, who also compiled The Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases [RBB Ag 02], among other works. An index of key words and an index of themes complete this valuable addition to the Facts On File Library of Language and Literature, which is recommended for public and academic libraries. Libraries looking for a more comprehensive guide can turn to Wolfgang Mieder's A Dictionary of American Proverbs (Oxford, 1991), with approximately 15,000 entries, while those who want representation of other cultures should consider the Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs (1998) or Multicultural Dictionary of Proverbs (McFarland, 1997). RBB
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