What Is "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations"?


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"Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" is a reference book that contains a collection of quotations from areas such as literature and politics. American publisher John Bartlett was the original compiler of the quotes, and he first published the book in 1855.

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"Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" includes approximately 20,000 quotations covering 5,000 years, as of 2015. The book is arranged by author, with the names arranged alphabetically within the author's year of birth. It arranges an individual author's quotes chronologically after each name. "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" has a keyword index to help readers search for a particular subject. Researchers can also search these quotes using a mobile application downloaded from the book's official website, BartlettsQuotes.com.

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