The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes download free [PDF and Ebook] by Iona Opie

The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes download free [PDF and Ebook] by Iona Opie year 1998
  • Book name: The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
  • Author: Iona Opie
  • Release date: 1998/8/29
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780198600886
  • Rating: 7.98 of 10
  • Votes: 735
  • Review by: Sophie Malcolm
  • Review rating: 7.3 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/15
  • Total pages: 592
  • Includes a PDF summary of 59 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This classic dictionary brings together over 500 nursery rhymes, songs, nonsense jingles, lullabies, and rhyming alphabets traditionally handed on to young children. All the items have been arranged alphabetically, from `A was an apple-pie' to `Yankee Doodle came to town' and include such favourites as `A frog he would a-wooing go', `Baa, baa, black sheep', `Dance to your daddy', `Jack and Jill', and `Old Mother Hubbard'. With each item comes a unique set of historical and bibliographical notes that record the earliest known publication of each piece, describe the circumstances of its origin, illustrate changes in wording over time, and indicate variations and parallels in other languages. In a detailed and fascinating introduction, the editors describe the different types of rhyme, the earliest published collections, theories of origins, and such questions as whether or not individual rhymes originallyportrayed real people and who was Mother Goose. Complementing the rhymes are nearly a hundred illustrations, including reproductions of early appearances in ballad sheets and music books, which show the development of nursery rhyme illustrations over the last two centuries. For this revised edition, the notes have been updated and extended in the light of recent scholarship, providing an unrivalled wealth of literary and bibliographical information. There is also a new essay on the singing tradition of nursery rhymes by Cecily Raysor Hancock, making The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes an indispensable source of reference for scholars and book collectors, and a volume to be treasured by parents and children alike. 'No reader's imagination could fail to be enriched by this book' - Sunday Times 'The classic on the subject' - Daily Telegraph
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 40H27M11S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Folklore, Myths & Legends, Rhyming & Wordplay, Verse, Children's Literature Studies: General
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 40.17 USD
  • Dimensions: 144x224x38mm
  • Weight: 803g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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