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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

Edited by David Scott Kastan

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195169218
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780195307443 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195169218.001.0001
The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin). It includes substantial accounts of individual authors (e.g., Spenser, Pope, Austen) and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions, whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant (e.g., The Stationers' Company, the sonnet, the ‘School of Night, ’ or the Sublime).

Book.  508 pages.  1660612 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish)

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Anglo-Saxon Elegies in The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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