This single-volume guide presents a complete survey of literature in English, including major poets, playwrights, novelists, critics, journalists and essayists up to the present day. Shakespeare and Dickens rub shoulder with Seamus Heaney, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Roald Dahl.
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Derived from the Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 entries covering the full range of literature in English from around the world. Spanning the classics to the best of modern writing, its strength is its broad scope.From the Back Cover:
A compact version of the authoritative and acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Over 4000 entries provide quick and easy reference to writers and works from the classics of English literature to the best of modern writing; literature in English from around the world; novelists, poets, playwrights, critics, journalists, essayists; literary concepts, rhetorical terms, movements, groups; and detective writing, science fiction, children's literature.
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0521429048
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0521429048