Oxford Dictionary of Allusions

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(2005 Paperback)

A miser is a Scrooge, a strong man is a Samson, and we can all suffer like Sisyphus. Allusions form a colorful extension to the English language, drawing on literature, current affairs, mythology, and comic strips to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events. This fascinating book covers thousands of allusions. A browser's delight.

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