The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature: 5-Volume Set by David Scott Kastan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature: 5-Volume Set

EditorDavid Scott Kastan

Hardcover | November 15, 2005

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From folk ballads to film scripts, this new five-volume encyclopedia covers the entire history of British literature from the seventh century to the present, focusing on the writers and the major texts of what are now the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In five hundred substantialessays written by major scholars, the Encyclopedia of British Literature includes biographies of nearly four hundred individual authors and a hundred topical essays with detailed analyses of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions whose impact upon the writing or the reading ofliterature was significant. An ideal companion to The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, this set will prove invaluable for students, scholars, and general readers. For more information, including a complete table of contents and list of contributors, please visit

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EDITORIAL BOARD Editor in Chief David Scott Kastan, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature,Columbia University Senior Editors Nancy Armstrong, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of English and Comparative Literature,Brown University Kevin J. H. Dettm...

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Title:The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature: 5-Volume SetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:2656 pages, 9.09 × 11.69 × 9.41 inPublished:November 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195169212

ISBN - 13:9780195169218

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"This new encyclopedia is a welcome addition to any high school library's reference collection....Entries are written by recognized experts and are authoritative accounts that reflect current scholarship. The primary focus is on the life, works, and critical assessment of major authors rangingfrom the traditional, Joyce, Austen, and Shakespeare, to the contemporary, Joe Orton, J. K. Rowling, and Jeanette Winterson....The encyclopedia's strengths are many including an impressive representation of women writers from the Middle Ages to the present and the inclusion of significant mid-late20th century writers. The encyclopedia is well-organized with a useful chronology and a list of topical entries....This comprehensive encyclopedia is an outstanding resource for scholarly information about British writers, works, and literary movements. Highly recommended.."-Philip Charles Crawford,March 2007 Library Media Connection, starred review