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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

Edited by James D. Hart

Oxford Paperback Reference

For nearly half a century, James D. Hart's Oxford Companion to American Literature has offered a matchless guided tour through American literary culture, both past and present. Hart now presents the first abridgement of the Companion in a paperback edition, making the entries of the greatest general interest from the original volume available to a much wider audience. Compact and affordable, it contains over 2,000 entries, including brief biographies of important authors (325 of which are devoted to contemporary writers), plot summaries of individual works, descriptions of important literary movements, and a wealth of information on other aspects of American literary life and history from the Colonial period to the modern era.

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