CONCISE OXFORD COMPANION TO ENGLISH LITERATURE

By: DRABBLE & STRINGER

Price: $6.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD


1990 TANNED & LOOSE PAPERBACK, NAME INSIDE OXFORD U PRESS [DRABBLE & STRINGER]


More Description from Internet Sources--


Based on the vastly popular Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature edited by Margaret Drabble, this indispensable volume offers over five thousand alphabetically arranged entries on individual novels, plays, songs, poems, novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, historians, fictional characters, literary movements, legends, and much more.
Like its parent volume, this abridgement features useful plot summaries, separate entries on important fictional characters, and countless biographical articles on authors and other influential figures in the world of letters, all presented with the same lightness of touch that has made the original work such a pleasure to read. It covers topics once regarded as non-literary--detective stories, science fiction, children's stories, and comic strips among them--as well as important movements and critical theories, including the latest developments in Freudian and Marxist criticism.
For this abridgement, the editors have eliminated the most peripheral entries from the parent volume and have condensed many of the remaining articles, while retaining the clear and graceful style that characterized the original. They have also updated information 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.

Title: CONCISE OXFORD COMPANION TO ENGLISH LITERATURE

Author Name: DRABBLE & STRINGER

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

Publisher: OXFORD U PRESS:

ISBN Number: 0192826670

ISBN Number 13: 9780192826671

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 134149

Keywords: 1990 TANNED & LOOSE PAPERBACK, NAME INSIDE,