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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
By Jenny Stringer (editor) and Margaret Drabble (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date October 8, 2007
Pages 804
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199214921
ISBN-10 0199214921
Dimensions 2 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $18.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.
Like its parent volume, this abridgement features useful plot summaries, 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. Fully revised and updated, the third edition features dozens of new entries on writers ranging from literary giant Marcel Proust, to American writers Michael Cunningham, Harper Lee, and Cormac McCarthy, to rising British stars Monica Ali, Hari Kunzru, and Zadie Smith. Readers will now find concise, reliable accounts of postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard, literary critic Terry Eagleton, science fiction writer Douglas Adams, fantasy writer Philip Pullman, Jamaican poet Jean "Binta" Breeze, playwright Michael Poliakoff, and children's author J.K. Rowling. In addition, the edition includes updated appendices listing the winners of the Nobel, Booker, and Pulitzer prizes. There is also a new timeline, chronicling the development of literature from its origins right up to the present day.
With generous coverage of literature from around the world, entries on literary movements, critics, and critical theories, and updated information on modern authors and works, this is a book that readers will find indispensable. Written by a team of more than 140 distinguished contributors, headed by Margaret Drabble, it belongs on the shelves of all lovers of literature.

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Hardcover
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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
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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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