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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date October 31, 2003
Pages 688
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198605591
ISBN-10 0198605595
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $17.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Based on the hugely popular Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, this volume offers more than 5,500 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. In adapting the parent volume, the editors have eliminated the most peripheral entries and have condensed many of the remaining articles, while retaining the clear and graceful style that characterized the original. New entries on modern authors such as Jim Crace and Ben Elton have been added, alongside new entries on topics such as travel writing and Anglo-Indian literature. The fully-updated appendices list literary prize-winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker prize, and Pulitzer prizes. The result is a book that readers will find indispensable and highly affordable.

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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.
The price comparison is for this edition
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
About: Based on the hugely popular Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, this volume offers more than 5,500 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.
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
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.

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