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.
_____This abridgement has sharpened the focus on the English-language literature of the British Isles, but there is still generous coverage of the literature of other countries (including, of course, the United States) and of the works of art, music, science, and other disciplines that have influenced or been influenced by literature. In adapting the parent volume, the editors have eliminated the most peripheral entries and have condensed many of the remaining articles (while retaining the clear and graceful style that characterized the original). At the same time, they have updated information in the entries on modern authors and works and have added several entirely new essays on a number of topics such as Parody, Anachronism, Autobiography, Heroic Drama, and Foreign Influences on English Literature. The result is a book that students and general readers will find indispensable.
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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, and A Writer's Britain. Jenny Stringer was an assistant editor of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Fifth Edition and has since contributed to and edited several other reference works.
`Review from previous edition It is a fascinating, compact and readable reference work.' Day by Day
`a work of extraordinary value ... No library, no matter how small, can claim not to be able to afford at least one copy of this invaluable and almost incomparable, reference book. Another authoritative reference work of remarkable value will be welcome news to those libraries wich found themselves unable to purchase the full edition.' Library Review
REVIEWS of the Parent Hardback 'It's the best' Times Higher Education Supplement 'A book one turns to with constant pleasure' Times Literary Supplement 'Indispensable' The Economist
`accessible, readable' Mail on Sunday
`If you are at all interested in literature, then this is your essential reference book' Writers News
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