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Lass, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold) 1907-2001

Overview
Works: 76 works in 286 publications in 5 languages and 9,875 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Outlines and syllabi  Fiction  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Composer, Other
Classifications: PN43, 803
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Most widely held works by Abraham H Lass
The Facts on File dictionary of classical, biblical, and literary allusions by Abraham H Lass( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 1,300 key allusions, alphabetically arranged and cross referenced with definitions and sources
Dictionary of pronunciation by Abraham H Lass( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists acceptable pronunciations for 8,000 "problem words" that are often pronounced incorrectly and indicates a preferred pronunciation
The Facts on File dictionary of cultural and historical allusions by Sylvia Cole( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I coulda been a contender." Molotov cocktail. Catch 22. Beatrice. Our language is chock-full of allusions: terms, names, and phrases that have been shorthanded for certain attributes or circumstances. This dictionary explains the current meanings and original contexts of more than 1,500 allusions of the past millennium drawn from history, literature, art, and mass culture. Eminently useful and fun to browse, this is an essential resource for writers, students, and general readers. Sample entries include: Apple pie: A quintessential American dish that has become a metaphor for American values; K-Mart: The name of this department store chain has become a symbol of bargain-basement products; Wall Street: The location of the Stock Exchange brings to mind huge financial deals, insider trading, and greed
The Facts on File dictionary of 20th-century allusions : from Abbott and Costello to Ziegfeld girls by Sylvia Cole( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 20th century expressions with information on the origin and use of almost a thousand words
The way to write by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 1955 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to write; While you write
The college student's handbook by Abraham H Lass( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mentor book of short plays by Richard Henry Goldstone( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered together in one collection of one-act plays are tragedy, comedy, realism, romance, fantasy and bold experiment
The classic guide to better writing by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plot guide to 100 American and British novels; plot outlines, character analyses, critical evaluations, with a special introduction on how to read a novel by Abraham H Lass( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve short plays( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new guide to better writing by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1989 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 great stories by Abraham H Lass( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories considered to be classic, by authors of several different nationalities and eras
A student's guide to 50 British novels by Abraham H Lass( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces students to The pilgrim's progress, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's travels, Tom Jones, The vicar of Wakefield, Tristram Shandy, Humphry Clinker, Pride and prejudice, Ivanhoe, The last days of Pompeii, The Pickwick papers, David Copperfield, A tale of two cities, Great expectations, Jane Eyre, Wuthering heights, Vanity fair, Barchester Towers, Adam Bede, The ordeal of Richard Feverel, Alice in Wonderland, Erewhon, The way of all flesh, The return of the native, The mayor of Casterbridge, Jude the obscure, Treasure Island, The picture of Dorian Gray, The time machine, Tono-Bungay, Heart of darkness, Lord Jim, Kim, Green mansions, The man of property, The old wives's tale, The crock of gold, Sons and lovers, Of human bondage, A portrait of the artist as a young man, South wind, A passage to India, Mrs. Dalloway, Point counter point, Brave new world, Decline and fall, Lost horizon, The power and the glory, 1984, and Lord of the flies
Plays from radio by Abraham H Lass( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sorry, wrong number", by Lucille Fletcher, with 13 other short works by N. Corwin, Arthur Miller, S.V. Benet, John Mason Brown, etc. Includes production notes
How to prepare for college by Abraham H Lass( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student's guide to 50 American plays by Abraham H Lass( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student's guide to 50 American novels by Abraham H Lass( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse og fortolkning af 50 amerikanske romaner fra det 19. og 20. århundrede. For hver roman er der en kort præsentation af figurerne i romanen, resumé af historien, kritisk vurdering, og noget om forfatteren
American pronunciation : the correct pronunciation of hundreds of frequently mispronounced words( )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret sharer, and other great stories by Abraham H Lass( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters of the short story by Abraham H Lass( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Facts on File dictionary of cultural and historical allusions
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Lass, A. H.

Lass, A. H. 1907-2001

Lass, A. H. (Abraham Harold), 1907-2001

Lass, Abraham

Lass, abraham H.

Lass, Abraham H. 1907-2001

Lass, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold), 1907-2001

Lass, Abraham Harold.

Lass, Abraham Harold 1907-2001

Lass, Abraham i Betty

ラス, A. H

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The classic guide to better writing21 great stories