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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date December 3, 1987
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780191908620
ISBN-10 0191908622
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $110.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Sir Paul Harvey's original Oxford Companion to English Literaure, published in 1932, was the book that began Oxford's celebrated Companion series. In its various editions in the half-century sincde then, it has enjoyed an enormously faithful following and unflagging sales (over 400,000 to date). Now, for the Fifth Edition, the eminent novelist and biographer Margaret Drabble has put together the most substantial and significant revision in the book's distinguished history.

The Classic Guide to English Literary Culture
Here, thoroughly updated, is the standard reference work on English literature, both clasic and contemporary. The virtues established by Harvey are intact: the useful plot summaries, the separate entries on important fictional characters, the countless biographical articles on authors and other important figures in the world of letters, the lightness of touch that makes the book a pleasure to read. As ever, this is an essential book for libraries large and small, for students, for teachers, for everyone interested in English literature.

Revisions Deepen and Widen Book's Appeal
Drabble's revisions not only bring the volume up to date; they both deepen and widen its appeal. Topics once regarded as non-literary--detective stories, science fiction, children's literature, comic strips, for example--are now included, as are numerous foreign language authers who have become well-known in translation. There are also entries on composers who have adapted English texts to musical forms and articles on visual artists whose work has been touched by the English literary consciousness. The book covers all the important movements and critical theories (including the latest developments in Freudian and Marxist criticism and Saussurean linguistics and its successors). What is more, the entries on classic works--Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, The Faerie Queen, and many others--now incorporate the findings of the latest scholarship. In still another innovation, the entries now offer the reader a guide to further study and research by referring to the relevant biographies, memoirs, critical studies, and standard scholarly editions of many of the important works. Also, the book's appendices on censorship, copyright, and the calendar have been updated, and an exhaustive cross-referencing system in the manner of the more recent Companiions has been adopted.

About the Editor:

Margaret Drabble's many books include The Middle Ground, The Realms of Gold, The Ice Age, Thank You All Very Much, and A Writer's Britain.

Standard Features:
Among the many notable features distinguishing The Oxford Companion to English Literature are:



· Alphabetically arranged entries


· Entries on important individual works


· Author entries that include concise biographical information and cite their major works


· Many entries on historians, critics, philosophers, and booksellers


· Coverage of many American authors and of foreign language authors famous in translation


· Entries on non-literary figures famous in a literary context, from Penelope Rich to Ottoline Morrell


· Articles on literary societies, clubs, and coffee houses


· Definitions of literary and artistic movements, from Existentialism to the New Criticism, from Neo-classicism to Structuralism


· Entries on prizes, periodicals, newspapers, and literary agents


· Updated appendices on censorship, copyright, and the calendar


· Extensive system of internal cross references, redesigned in the manner of the more recent Companions

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Hardcover
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With Dinah Birch (other contributor) | 7 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 23, 2009)
9780192806871 | details & prices | 1216 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 4.70 lbs | List price $160.00
This edition also contains Oxford Companion to English Literature
About: The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature.
6 revised edition from Oxford Univ Pr (September 7, 2006)
9780198614531 | details & prices | 1172 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 2.25 in. | 3.60 lbs | List price $65.00
About: The first edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, edited by Sir Paul Harvey, was published in 1932, and quickly established itself as the standard source of reference for scholars, students, and general readers alike.
6 sub edition from Oxford Univ Pr (August 30, 2000)
9780198662440 | details & prices | 1172 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 2.25 in. | 3.65 lbs | List price $75.00
About: Contains alphabetically arranged entries on authors, characters, and works from English literature, as well as essays on such topics as black British literature, postcolonial literature, and detective fiction.
Rev sub edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 4, 1999)
9780198662334 | details & prices | 1154 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 2.25 in. | 3.55 lbs | List price $60.00
About: Contains alphabetically arranged entries on authors, characters, and works from the world of English literature
5 rev sub edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 2, 1995)
9780198662211 | details & prices | 1171 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 2.25 in. | 3.30 lbs | List price $60.00
About: Containes alphabetically arranged entries on authors, characters, and works from the world of English literature
The price comparison is for this edition
With Ruth Artmonsky, Brian Webb | from Oxford Univ Pr (December 3, 1987); titled "Oxford Companion to English Literature"
9780191908620 | details & prices | List price $110.00
This edition also contains F H K Henrion: Design
About: Sir Paul Harvey's original Oxford Companion to English Literaure, published in 1932, was the book that began Oxford's celebrated Companion series.
With David Gentleman | from Oxford Univ Pr (December 1, 1987)
9780191908668 | details & prices | List price $110.00
This edition also contains David Gentleman's London
About: Sir Paul Harvey's original Oxford Companion to English Literaure, published in 1932, was the book that began Oxford's celebrated Companion series.
With Paul H. Harvey | 5th edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 16, 1985)
9780198661306 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.75 × 2.50 in. | 3.60 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Contains alphabetically arranged entries on authors, characters, and works which will prove useful to readers of English literature
Editions for the work F H K Henrion: Design
Hardcover
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from Antique Collectors Club Ltd (November 16, 2011)
9781851496327 | details & prices | 95 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $19.95
About: FHK Henrion was one of the most influential international British Graphic designers in the latter half of the 20th century.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Margaret Drabble | from Oxford Univ Pr (December 3, 1987); titled "Oxford Companion to English Literature"
9780191908620 | details & prices | List price $110.00
This edition also contains The Oxford Companion to English Literature
About: Sir Paul Harvey's original Oxford Companion to English Literaure, published in 1932, was the book that began Oxford's celebrated Companion series.

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