The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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720 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The Indispensable Compact Guide To All Aspects Of English Literature

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Review from previous edition It is a fascinating, compact and readable reference work. (Day by Day)

a work of extraordinary value ... No library, no matter how small, can claim not to be able to afford at least one copy of this invaluable and almost incomparable, reference book. Another authoritative reference work of remarkable value will be welcome news to those libraries wich found themselves unable to purchase the full edition. (Library Review)

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If you are at all interested in literature, then this is your essential reference book (Writers News)

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This is a book 'one turns to with constant pleasure' (TLS). The classic guide to English literature, fully updated and revised for this paperback new edition. Based on the best-selling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Written by a team of more than 140 distinguished contributors working under Margaret Drabble's editorial direction, this handy reference work provides the reader with unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Extensively updated and expanded for this new edition, this book provides essential reading for readers. New entries on modern authors such as Jim Crace and Ben Elton have been added, alongside new entries on topics such as travel writing and Anglo-Indian literature. Over 5,500 entries provide a wide coverage, including entries on the literature of other countries. The fully-updated appendices list literary prize-winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker prize, and Pulitzer prizes.

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