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    • May 1998
    • 9780231104340
  • 528 Pages
  • Hardcover
  • $90.00

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The Columbia Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Edited by Mary Foakes and Reginald Foakes

Because his plays, poems, and sonnets are inexhaustible sources of insight into the human condition, Shakespeare is the most quoted--and probably also the most misquoted--writer in the English language. In this topically arranged collection of Shakespeare quotations, the largest of its kind, writers and speakers can find not only an excellent saying on any of 600 subjects, but can be assured of the right wording and the precise source: play, act, scene, line, and character speaking. And if they remember a wonderful passage but forget who said it and in which play, a keyword index will lead them directly to the passage in question and provide the answer.

The Foakes have added an innovation to their topical dictionary of Shakespeare quotations.... a note to each quote to explain its context. This feature will help speakers who are looking for an apt quote to illustrate a point.... The Shakespeare topical dictionary of choice.

Recommended for all libraries.