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Introduction to the eighth edition ; History of the Dictionary ; Introduction to the first edition ; How to use this work ; Quotations ; Index
Elizabeth Knowles is a historical lexicographer who worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (1993) and was Editor of the 5th, 6th, and 7th editions of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999, 2004, 2009). Her other editorial credits include the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3rd edition, 2007), What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (2006), and the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (2009). She is a contributor to The History of Oxford University Press (2013).
Where else would you find over 20,000 quotations, covering centuries, every subject, with wit, wisdom and food for thought? * Sue Magee, Book Bag * It can be browsed endlessly, with each quotation delivering something different. When I first looked at this edition I'd found three quotations which my husband had to know about by the time I got to the bottom of page two - and he agreed. * Sue Magee, Book Bag * The misquotations section has helpfully grown since the millennium from thirty-four to fifty-seven entries. It is still possible to learn things from leafing through these pages * Michael Caines, The Times Literary Supplement * good browsing entertainment * Times Literary Supplement, Michael Caines * excellent value * Network review *