The Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

by Margaret Drabble (Editor), Margaret Drabble (Editor), Margaret Drabble (Editor), Sir Paul Harvey (Editor)

Synopsis

This exhaustive reference on English literary culture has been updated to contain 60 new entries on contemporary novelists, poets and dramatists, ranging from Peter Ackroyd to Salman Rushdie. The coverage also includes genre writers and prominent writers from other English-speaking cultures. Existing entries on contemporary writers have been revised and expanded. There are also new appendices listing winners of the major literary prizes, and a full chronology spanning nearly 1000 years of English literature.

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Format: Big Book
Pages: 1182
Edition: 4
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 01 Dec 1995

ISBN 10: 0198662211
ISBN 13: 9780198662211

Author Bio

About the Editor:
Margaret Drabble is one of Britain's leading novelists, the author of numerous works, including Jerusalem the Golden, The Needle's Eye, The Middle Ground, and the trilogy of novels The Radiant Way, A Natural Curiosity, and The Gates of Ivory. Her most recent publication is a biography of Angus Wilson.