WEBSTER’S II DICTIONARY
In addition to thousands of new words, this
updated pocket reference features more than
8,000 biographical and 6,000 geographical entries.
Berkley 896 pp. 978-0-425-20408-5 6. 99
Philip D. Morehead, editor
THE NEW AMERICAN WEBSTER
HANDY COLLEGE DICTIONARY
Revised Fourth Edition
Contains over 115,000 definitions and features
boxed inserts on etymologies and language
usage; world gazetteer; pronunciation key on
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tables of weights and measures; comprehensive listing of abbreviations; tables of signs and
Signet 848 pp. 978-0-451-21905-3 $6.99
THE NEW AMERICAN ROGET’S
IN DICTIONARY FORM
Signet 912 pp. 978-0-451-20716-6 $6.99
THE PENGUIN WEBSTER HANDY
Features highly readable type; clear, precise
definitions; easy-to-follow advice on correct
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word origins, tables of weight and measurements; languages and language families; tables
of signs and symbols, and a comprehensive
listing of abbreviations.
Penguin 800pp. 978-0-14-200314-5 $21.00
Norman Lewis and Paul Mark Roget, editors
THE NEW ROGET’S THESAURUS
IN DICTIONARY FORM
Berkley 512 pp. 978-0-425-09975-9 $6.99
Judy Palais, editor
ROGET’S II: THE NEW THESAURUS
Includes 35,000 synonyms listed and defined,
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name for over one hundred years.
Berkley 544 pp. 978-0-425-15668-1 $6.99
Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin
u TWITTERATURE: The World’s Greatest
Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Penguin 224pp. 978-0-14-311732-2 $12.00
DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLISM
Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Translated by James Hulbert
This encyclopedic guide explores the rich and
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Plume 480pp. 978-0-452-01118-2 $27.00
u PHANTOMS ON THE BOOKSHELVES
Introduction by James Salter
Translated from the French by Siân Reynolds
Considers how our personal libraries reveal
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Overlook 144pp. 978-1-59020-759-8 $17.95
Peter Buckley, Duncan Clark,
and Angus J. Kennedy
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE INTERNET
“Very current, cross-platform sensitive, easy
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—Sunday Times (London). Illustrations.
Rough Guides 384 pp. 978-1-84836-106-5 $18.99
PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR SUCCESS
The Complete Program
Revised and Updated by Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D.
While up-to-date in its points of reference, this
revision preserves the full range of ideas and
methods of the original, including Carnegie’s
complete speech and diction exercises.
Tarcher 464 pp. 978-1-58542-492-4 12. 95
Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant
THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS
Translated by John Buchanan-Brown
Provides a rich inventory of symbols from the
ancient world, India, China, Japan, and the
West as well as drawing together folkloric,
literary, and artistic sources. Line drawings,
Penguin 1,184pp. 978-0-14-051254-0 $25.00
THE PENGUIN RHYMING DICTIONARY
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Penguin 544 pp. 978-0-14-051136-9 $18.00
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u TO THE LETTER: The Lost Art of Letter
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An ode to a dwindling art and its possible salvation in the digital age.
Gotham 288 pp. 978-1-592-40835-1 $27.50
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u THE ANCIENT GUIDE TO MODERN LIFE
“A romp through some of the best-known,
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thought, and stories of Greece and Rome.”
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Overlook 288 pp. 978-1-59020-850-2 $15.00
Lillian Herlands Horstein, G. D. Percy,
and Calvin S. Brown, editors
THE READER’S COMPANION
TO WORLD LITERATURE
Compiled and edited by a board of distinguished educators, this single-volume
encyclopedia contains vital information on
the world’s greatest literary masterpieces.
Includes A-Z listings on authors, titles, literary
movements, historical movements, and technical terms and phrases.
Signet Classics 816 pp. 978-0-451-52841-4 $8.95
Celia Blue Johnson
DANCING WITH MRS. DALLOWAY
Stories of the Inspiration Behind
Great Works of Literature
Perigee 256 pp. 978-0-399-53692-2 $18.00
A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH
LANGUAGE: An Anthology
See page 63
C. Alan Joyce and Sarah Janssen
u I USED TO KNOW THAT: LITERATURE
Stuff You Forgot from School
A collection of little-known stories about some
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