The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature by Dinah BirchThe Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature by Dinah Birch

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

EditorDinah Birch, Katy Hooper

Paperback | July 9, 2012

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Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children''s literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women''s writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.
Dinah Birch is Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool. She has published widely on nineteenth-century literature, and has edited novels by Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, and Elizabeth Gaskell. Her books include Ruskin''s Myths (1988), Ruskin on Turner (1990), and Our Victorian Education (2007). Katy Hooper is Special...
Title:The Concise Oxford Companion to English LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:816 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199608210

ISBN - 13:9780199608218

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Table of Contents

Preface Abbreviations Note to the Reader Concise Companion Appendices Literature Timeline Poets Laureate Nobel Prize for Literature Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Library Association Carnegie Medallists Man Booker Prize for Fiction Children''s Laureates King''s and Queen''s Gold Medal for Poetry T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

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