Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations gathers more than 5,000 quotations in a rollicking collection drawn from an international cast of humorists and pundits, ranging from Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Oscar Wilde to Groucho Marx, Monty Python, and Russell Brand. Arranging these quotes under more than 200 headings, from Acting to Youth, the book offers the sharpest, the wittiest, the wryest in quips, put-downs, and one-liners. The new edition is packed with even more quotes, and covers more subjects than ever before, from Weddings to the Supernatural, Australia to Headlines. The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations also includes an index of authors, so you can track your favorite humorist throughout the book, and an index of keywords.

With quotations courtesy of comedians and playwrights, novelists and producers, cartoonists and moguls, and displaying all shades of humor from dry to sly and subtle to wacky, the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations will be the perfect resource for public speakers, writers, and anyone else who enjoys a sparkling line, an ingenious pun, or a wickedly clever riposte.

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Ned Sherrin was one of Britain's best known broadcasters and raconteurs.

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Queries about quotations continue to be among the most frequently asked reference questions, and Oxford continues to publish a number of compilations that help us answer “Who said . . . ?” The fourth edition of their collection of wit and wisdom in a humorous vein was compiled by the late Ned Sherrin and features 5,000 quotations organized into more than 200 subject categories. Quips are arranged by broad themes, and a list of those themes is included at the front of the book. Under each theme, the quotations are presented alphabetically by author. Cross-references abound, and there are also indexes by author and keyword. Themes and authors’ names are printed in boldface type, enabling the reader to easily locate the perfect passage. Coverage spans the centuries, and you are as likely to find lines by Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, and Eddie Izzard as you are those by Noel Coward, William Shakespeare, and George Bernard Shaw. According to James Thurber, “Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity,” and this book provides ample opportunity for recollection. An amusing addition to the reference collection. --Carolyn Mulac

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