Journals Higher Education

$160.00

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23 November 2009

1,216 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780192806871


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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Seventh Edition

Edited by Dinah Birch

  • The seventh edition of the acclaimed guide, now under the editorship of Dinah Birch
  • Wide-ranging coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, and characters
  • Encompasses recent writers, ideas, and scholarship, as well as shifting the overall tone of the Companion to bring it more in line with current language usage
  • Areas such as science fiction, biography, crime fiction and fantasy are more thoroughly covered
  • Over 150 contributors, including Chris Baldick, Elleke Boehmer, David Bradshaw, John Carey, Ian Christie, Peter Kemp, Hermione Lee, Michael Rosen, and Stanley Wells
  • Detailed chronology shows key literary works and events of the last thousand years in historical context
  • Lists of poets laureate and literary prize winners from inception to the present day

New to this Edition:

  • Greater coverage of areas such as biography, children's literature, travel writing, crime fiction, fantasy, and science fiction
  • Literature crucial to contemporary courses, such as post-colonial literature, women's writing, and gay and lesbian writing, covered more comprehensively
  • More thematic entries, including essays by high-profile writers, offering personal points of view on their areas of expertise
  • Improved cross-referencing throughout the Companion makes it easier to navigate and to locate relevant information
  • Bibliographical information included for major entries, on both authors and themes
  • Encompasses recent writers, ideas, and scholarship, as well as shifting the overall tone of the Companion to bring it more in line with current language usage
  • Now under the editorship of Dinah Birch
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