The Facts on File Dictionary of Modern Allusions

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I coulda been a contender, Molotov cocktail, catch-22, Beatrice. Our language is full of allusions, terms, names, and phrases that have been shorthand for certain attributes or circumstances. This dictionary explains the current meanings and original contexts of more than 1500 allusions of the past millennium drawn from history, literature, art, and mass culture.

The Facts on File Dictionary of Modern Allusions 2001, Checkmark Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780816045761

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