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Published: 01 May 2002

1280 Pages

ISBN: 9780198600268

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The Oxford Chronology of English Literature

Two Volume Set

Michael Cox

  • A unique resource for scholars and bibliophiles of every kind
  • Includes nearly 30,000 works by more than 4000 authors, covering fiction, poetry, drama, literary scholarship, and non-fiction
  • Provides invaluable subsidiary information such as full subtitles, publisher and imprint details, place of publication, illustrators, anonymous and pseudonymous publication, serialization, and number of volumes, and year and place of first performance of dramatic works.
  • Offers an inclusive and pluralistic approach in the selection of titles, encompassing not only the traditional canon of English literature but also reflecting the importance of women authors in every period, and paying attention to Irish, Scots, and Welsh authors writing in English, to English regional writers and to popular fiction and children's authors
  • Offers liberal definitions of English literature, admitting large numbers of works whose popularity exemplifies contemporary taste or which have contributed to the development of a particular genre