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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
By Margaret Drabble (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date August 30, 2000
Pages 1172
Binding Hardcover
Edition 6 sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198662440
ISBN-10 0198662440
Dimensions 2.25 by 7.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 3.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $75.00
Other format details university press
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Summary
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. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: When the Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature appeared in 1985, it received a glowing front-page review in The New York Times Book Review, which praised it as "a wonderful, infuriating, amusing, and informative war horse of a book." Now comes the new Sixth Edition, thoroughly updated and greatly expanded by editor Margaret Drabble and a team of 140 distinguished contributors, who include Salmon Rushdie, Brian Aldiss, Penelope Fitzgerald, Ian Buruma, and Michael Holroyd.
Readers will find over 660 new entries, over a third of which were written by Drabble herself, including hundreds of new biographies (from Kathy Acker to Stefan Zweig) as well as new entries on genres, literary terms, critical schools, and much more. In total, the new edition offers over 7,000 alphabetically arranged entries, providing incomparable coverage of the classical works of English literature, and of European authors and works that have influenced the development of English literature. Its wide range of articles cover not only authors and their works, but also fictional characters, plot summaries, composers and artists, literary and artistic movements, historians, philosophers, and critics, as well as publishing history, literary societies, newspapers and periodicals, critical terms and theory. In addition, there are sixteen new feature essays covering everything from gay and lesbian literature to modernism and science fiction, plus a thousand-year chronology that sets key literary works in their historical context, and complete lists of poet laureates and literary prize winners.
Boasting a lightness of touch that makes the book a pleasure to read, the Sixth Edition is an indispensable volume for students, for teachers, and for everyone interested in English literature.

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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.
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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

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