The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs by Mr. Charles Clay Doyle

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

byMr. Charles Clay Doyle, Mr. Wolfgang Mieder, Fred R. Shapiro

Kobo ebook | May 22, 2012

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$37.39 online 
$46.63

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

"You can't unring a bell." "It takes a village to raise a child." "Life is just a bowl of cherries." We sometimes think of proverbs as expressions of ancient wisdom, but in fact new proverbs are constantly arising. This unique volume is devoted exclusively to English language proverbs that originated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The most complete and accurate such collection ever compiled, The Yale Book of Modern Proverbs presents more than 1,400 individual proverbs gathered and researched with the help of electronic full-text databases not previously used for such a project.

Entries are organized alphabetically by key words, with information about the earliest datable appearance, origin, history, and meaning of each proverb. Mundane or sublime, serious or jocular, these memorable sayings represent virtually every aspect of the modern experience. Readers will find the book almost impossible to put down once opened; every page offers further proof of the immense vitality of proverbs and their colorful contributions to the oral traditions of today.

Details & Specs

Title:The Dictionary of Modern ProverbsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300183356

ISBN - 13:9780300183351

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

Reviews