If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary There, a bore is a person who talks when you wish him to listen, and happiness is an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the
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From Atlantis to Xanadu and beyond, this Baedeker of make believe takes readers on a tour of than 1,200 realms invented by storytellers from Homer s day to our own Here you will find Shangri La and El Dorado Utopia and Middle Earth Wonderland and Freedonia Here too are Jurassic Park, Salman
basis, n There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself If the moment doesn t pass, that s it you re done And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far It stands in the distance, ready for whenever
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The latest installment of this trusted literary companion covers all aspects of literary theory, from definitions of technical terms to characterizations of literary movements Geared toward students, teachers, readers, and writers alike, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory
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A comprehensive handbook of than 1,000 magical words, phrases, symbols, and secret alphabets Explains the origins, derivatives, and practical usage of each word, phrase, and spell as well as how they can be combined for custom spells Based on the magical traditions of Europe, Greece, and Eg
A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canonA signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history s most notable cases of a complete lack of literary success As such, it is the
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From an early age, Noah Webster was an odd fellow who liked to talk big and loved learning He thought America needed its own national language and knew he was just the man to create it He started with a speller, including everyday words like scab, grub, and mop, and moved on to create a smal