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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
By Dinah Birch (editor) and Margaret Drabble (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date November 23, 2009
Pages 1216
Binding Hardcover
Edition 7
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192806871
ISBN-10 0192806874
Dimensions 2 by 8 by 10 in.
Weight 4.70 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $160.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions.

For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature.

The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams.

The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.


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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The price comparison is for this edition
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
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
Hardcover
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Dinah Birch (other contributor) | 7 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 23, 2009); titled "The Oxford Companion to English Literature"
9780192806871 | details & prices | 1216 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 4.70 lbs | List price $160.00
This edition also contains The 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.
With Dong Zhu, Jane Wang | 5th rev edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 1, 1998); titled "The Oxford Companion to English Literature"
9780198662341 | details & prices | 1168 pages | List price $60.00
This edition also contains Interfacial Mechanics: Theories and Methods for Contact and Lubrication
About: Containes alphabetically arranged entries on authors, characters, and works from the world of English literature

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