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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199608218
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744556 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199608218.001.0001
The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Over 4,900 entries

Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 4,900 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries.

For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature.

The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day.

Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

Book.  5370 pages.  601068 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish)

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Abbey Theatre, Dublin in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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<i>Abbot, The</i> in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Abelard, Peter (1079–1142/4) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Abish, Walter (1931– ) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Aboulela, Leila (1964– ) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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<i>Absalom and Achitophel</i> in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Abse, Dannie (1923–2014) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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<i>Absentee, The</i> in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Absurd, Theatre of the in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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