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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
By Alejandra Mendez (trans), Margaret Drabble (editor) and Christine Cervenak (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date April 1, 1990
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192826671
ISBN-10 0192826670
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Based on the vastly popular Fifth Edition of The 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.
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. 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.
For this abridgement, the editors have eliminated the most peripheral entries from the parent volume and have condensed many of the remaining articles, while retaining the clear and graceful style that characterized the original. They have also updated information on modern authors and works and have added several entirely new essays on a number of topics such as parody, anachronism, autobiography, heroic drama, and foreign influences on English literature.

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
Book cover for 9780198661405
 
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
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
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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
This edition also contains The Surprising Adventures of Balthazar, The Surprising Adventures of Balthazar
About: Based on the vastly popular Fifth Edition of The 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.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781589662186
 
Bilingual edition from Univ of Scranton Pr (July 15, 2011)
9781589662186 | details & prices | 86 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780192826671
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Margaret Drabble (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (April 1, 1990); titled "The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature"
9780192826671 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $12.95
This edition also contains The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature, The Surprising Adventures of Balthazar
About: Based on the vastly popular Fifth Edition of The 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.

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