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Published: 26 July 2012

816 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199608218

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Fourth Edition

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper

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  • Over 5,500 entries - all fully revised and updated for this new edition. Also features new entries, such as nature writing, Lee Child, and vampires in literature.
  • Covers world fiction, literary theory, historical and cultural context.
  • Appendices include lists of literary prize winners, as well as a historical timeline charting the development of literature through the ages.
  • Extended entries give fascinating and informative discursive overviews of major genres in fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, biography, and crime fiction.
  • Written by a team of more than 140 distinguished contributors, edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.
  • Based on the acclaimed 7th edition of the Oxford Companion to English Literature, published in 2009.
  • Over 5,500 new and thoroughly revised A-Z entries, encompassing recent writers, scholarship, and approaches to literature.
  • Improved representation of many areas including postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature
  • All appendices have been revised and updated
  • A-Z features recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website