Dictionary of Proverbs: And Their Origins

Dictionary of Proverbs: And Their Origins

by L.Flavell (Editor), R.H.Flavell (Editor)


In this reference text, Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins and histories of over 400 proverbs, detailing the changes of meaning and usage that have occurred throughout each proverb's life and offering literary examples dating back over 2000 years. Entries have been selected because they have a tale to tell and because they are pithily phrased and offer, as Cervantes put it, "short sentences drawn from long experience."


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Kyle Cathie
Published: Apr 2000

ISBN 10: 185626369X
ISBN 13: 9781856263696