The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

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Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, sometimes referred to simply as Brewer’s, is a reference work containing definitions and explanations of many famous phrases, allusions and figures, whether historical or mythical.

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham

Product Details

Language:                              English 

ISBN:                                    1-85326-300-1                                            

Subtitle:                                 The quintessential guide to myth, folklore, legend and literature

Author:                                   Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham

Publisher:                              Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Subject:                                 Myth, folklore, legend and literature

Date  Published:                     1996

Binding:                                      Paperback

Pages:                                         1175 + xvi

Product Dimensions:               6.2  x 12.5 x 20 cm 

Shipping Weight:                    700 grams


”The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable” explains the origins of the familiar and the unfamiliar in everyday speech and literature, including the colloquial and the proverbial, and embracing archaeology, history, religion, the arts, science, mythology and characters from fiction. This valuable dictionary, which revises and updates the original work of Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, encompasses material from all over the English speaking world and cites many equivalents from other European countries. The inclusion of quotations which accompany and illustrate many of the entries adds hugely to the value of this legendary work of reference. This reference work contains more than 20,000 definitions of phrases and words.

About the Author:

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897 

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