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Published: 24 September 2009

1,184 Pages

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ISBN: 9780192806871


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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Seventh Edition

Edited by Dinah Birch

Oxford Companions

  • The seventh edition of the acclaimed guide, now under the editorship of Dinah Birch
  • Wide-ranging coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, and allusions
  • 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, travel writing, 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 is given to 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, are all covered more comprehensively
  • More thematic entries are included, 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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