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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date November 26, 1987
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198661405
ISBN-10 0198661401
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.95
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, 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.
_____This abridgement has sharpened the focus on the English-language literature of the British Isles, but there is still generous coverage of the literature of other countries (including, of course, the United States) and of the works of art, music, science, and other disciplines that have influenced or been influenced by literature. 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). At the same time, they have updated information in the entries 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. The result is a book that students and general readers will find indispensable.

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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
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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