Last Words: A Dictionary of Deathbed Quotations (New edition)

Last Words: A Dictionary of Deathbed Quotations (New edition)

By: C.Bernard Ruffin (author)Paperback

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The last words of the dying often provide insight into their feelings about life. Some are peaceful ("It is very beautiful over there" - Thomas Alva Edison); many are spiritual ("Don't ask the Lord to keep me here. Ask him to have mercy" - Walker Percy); others are angry ("God-damn the whole frigging world and everybody in it - except you Carlotta" - W.C. Fields); still others reflect the weary fight against death ("I'm bored of it all" - Sir Winston Churchill). Nearly 2,000 deathbed quotations from saints, popes, statesmen, scientists, soldiers, musicians, athletes, artists, entertainers, writers, criminals and others are included in this reference work. Each entry includes a brief biographical sketch of the person and sets the quotation in context. The sources for the quotes include biographies, newspaper and magazine accounts, and, in a few instances, firsthand accounts.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 15/03/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780786425525
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 269
  • ID: 9780786425525
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 0786425520
  • edition: New edition

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