The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)

by Margaret Drabble (Primary Contributor), Margaret Drabble (Primary Contributor), Margaret Drabble (Primary Contributor), Sir Paul Harvey (Editor), Jenny Stringer (Primary Contributor)

Synopsis

Based on the fifth edition of "The Oxford Companion to English Literature", this is a reference book for the student or general reader. It focuses on the English literature of the British Isles but there is still coverage of the literature of other countries and of other disciplines which have influenced or have been influenced by literature. More than 5000 entries illuminate the plots of novel and plays; songs and poems; the lives and works of authors, poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, and historicans; fictional characters; literary movements; legends; theatres; periodicals. Entries have been updated and there are several new essays on topics such as anachronism, autobiography, foreign influences on English literature, parody and Senecan tragedy.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
Edition: Concise 5 Revised ed
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Published: 01 Apr 1990

ISBN 10: 0192826670
ISBN 13: 9780192826671

Author Bio

About the Editors:
Margaret Drabble is one of modern Britain's most distinguished novelists. Her books include The Middle Ground, The Realms of Gold, The Ice Age, A Writer's Britain, and the recently published A Natural Curiosity.
Jenny Stringer, an assistant editor of the Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, has since contributed to and edited several other reference works.