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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
By Margaret Drabble (editor) and Jenny Stringer (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date September 1, 1996
Pages 652
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192800398
ISBN-10 0192800396
Dimensions 1.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Identifies key writers and works in English and American literature
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Based on the vastly popular Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature edited by Margaret Drabble and Jenny Stringer, this indispensable volume offers over five thousand alphabetically arranged entries on individual novels, plays, songs, poems, novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, historians, fictional characters, literary movements, legends, and much more.
Like its parent volume, this abridgement features useful plot summaries, separate entries on important fictional characters, and countless biographical articles on authors and other influential figures in the world of letters, all presented with the same lightness of touch that has made the original work such a pleasure to read. Fully revised and updated with sixty new entries on contemporary writers including Peter Ackroyd, Martin Amis, W. Robertson Davies, P.D. James, Toni Morison, and Jeanette Winterson, this edition also includes new appendices listing the winners of the Nobel, Booker, and Pulitzer prizes. It covers topics once regarded as non-literary--detective stories, science fiction, children's stories, and comic strips among them--as well as important movements and critical theories, including the latest developments in Freudian and Marxist criticism.
With generous coverage of literature from around the world, entries on literary movements, critics, and critical theories, updated information on modern authors and works, and several entirely new essays on a number of topics such as parody, anachronism, autobiography, heroic drama, and foreign influences on English literature, this is a book that readers will find indispensable.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Jenny Stringer | from Oxford Univ Pr (November 26, 1987)
9780198661405 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: Based on the hugely popular Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, edited by Margaret Drabble and published in 1985, this new volume offers more than 5,000 alphabetically arranged entries on individual novels and plays; songs and poems; the lives and works of authors, poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, and historians; fictional characters; literary movements; legends; theatres; and periodicals.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780192800398 Book cover for 9780192826671 Book cover for 9780198605591 Book cover for 9780199214921
 
With Jenny Stringer (other contributor) | 3 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 8, 2007)
9780199214921 | details & prices | 804 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 2.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Based on the vastly popular Oxford Companion to English Literature edited by Margaret Drabble, this indispensable volume offers over five thousand alphabetically arranged entries on individual novels, plays, songs, poems, novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, historians, fictional characters, literary movements, legends, and much more.
With Jenny Stringer, Daniel Hahn | 2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 31, 2003)
9780198605591 | details & prices | 688 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $17.95
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With Jenny Stringer (other contributor) | Revised edition from Oxford Univ Pr (September 1, 1996)
9780192800398 | details & prices | 652 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Identifies key writers and works in English and American literature
With Alejandra Mendez (other contributor), Claudio Orrego Vicuna, Christine Cervenak (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (April 1, 1990)
9780192826671 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $12.95
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