Breathtakingly comprehensive and completely up-to-date, "The New Penguin Dictionary of Quotations" is an expansive collection of witty sayings, pithy comments and sage words. From Chinua Achebe to Emile Zola, each entry collates the most famous, surprising or unusual quotations from a wide range of people and includes a mini-biography that helps put the sayings in context. Together, they build up to form a fascinating portrayal of wit and wisdom down the ages. It is an invaluable companion and source book for the reader, writer, avid browser or after-dinner speaker.
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Robert Andrews is an experienced quotations sleuth. Among other works, he has edited the Routledge Dictionary of Quotations and the Cassell Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations as well as The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations. He has also written travel guides on Britain and Southern Italy. He lives in Bristol.
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