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  • The Lure of the Dark Sideby Christopher H. Partridge; Eric S. Christianson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Demons, devils, spirits and vampires are present throughout popular Western culture in film, music and literature. Their religious significance has only recently begun to be explored. 'The Lure of the Darkside' brings together the work of some of the most important and creative scholars in the field of Biblical and Religious Studies. The essays explore... more...

  • You Have a Point Thereby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    This standard work on punctuation has long been judged the foremost study of the subject. It reveals punctuation to be both an indispensable craft and an invaluable art - a friend, not an enemy. more...

  • A Dictionary of Catch Phrasesby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases. more...

  • A Dictionary of Clichesby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 40.95

    This work is full of things better left unsaid : hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the clichés, venerability in every case. more...

  • Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slangby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 220.00

    Drawn from the Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, with the emphasis on the expressions used or coined before 1914. more...

  • Originsby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 87.95

    This etymological dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of individual words, it is a fascinating book... more...

  • Shakespeare's Bawdyby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 19.95

    This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all words and phrases used in a sexual or scatological sense,... more...

  • Dictionary of Catch Phrasesby Eric Partridge

    Scarborough House 1992; US$ 21.99

    A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases. more...

  • Shorter Slang Dictionaryby Paul Beale; Eric Partridge; Rosalind Fergusson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    From abdabs to zit From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century) From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA) This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world. It gives clear and concise definitions of each word, supplemented by... more...

  • The Lure of the Dark Sideby Christopher H. Partridge; Eric S. Christianson

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 85.50

    The aim of this volume is to examine the demonic foil within popular culture. Moreover, it will bring together an international team of some of most important and creative scholars in the areas of Biblical Studies, Religious Studies, and Christian Theology currently exploring the religious significance of popular culture. more...

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