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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

ISBN: 9780550107640
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 1568
Published: 27 September 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 15.7 x 5.2
Description:
Take the scenic route to knowledge.

Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.

Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of 'Brewer's Gems' - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining entries - everything from curious customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear - all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens.

This nineteenth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark. It has been thoroughly updated with over 100 new and revised entries - think crowdsourcing, cyberpunk, iPad and mash-up - guaranteed to delight, entertain and inspire in the best Brewer's tradition.

Also included are twenty special e...

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