Familiar quotations a collection of passages phrases and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature compiled by john bartlett this tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11000 searchable quotations and was the first new edition of john bartletts corpus to be published after his death in 1905 the new editor however choosing more to supplement than revise the work . Familiar quotations a collection of passages phrases and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature bartlett john morison beck emily et al 9780333309179 books amazonca. Bartletts gives the reader a vast panorama of the world from the ancient egyptians to the latest movie from the inspirational to the downright funny in addition to john bartletts original criterion that quotations be household words mr kaplan has chosen quotes for their literary power intellectual and historical significance originality and timeliness bartletts unrivaled as . Bartletts familiar quotations a collection of passages phrases and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature john bartlett justin kaplan general editor edition. The epitome of quotation books bartletts began in 1855 more than 22000 quotations are arranged chronologically by the birth date of the person quoted and there are extensive indexes by author subject and keyword emphasis is on british and american quotations with bible and shakespeare amply represented exact references to original sources and helpful historical footnotes are provided
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