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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Literature
Length:
600,930 words
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 ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature
Length:
210,102 words
This comprehensive guide spans sixteen centuries of the literature and literary culture of Ireland. From the ogam alphabet in the 4th century, to contemporary writers such as Roddy Doyle ... More
The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
Length:
430,637 words
‘the finest reference book of its kind: a brilliant and meticulous interweaving of anecdote and quotation … it provides the ideal way to plan any kind of literary pilgrimage ... More
The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
762,682 words
Illustration(s):
2
‘a superb act of homage at a critical moment in French literary fortunes’, Observer This Companion is a new and completely reconceived work, ... More
The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
516,004 words
This Companion offers a comprehensive record of New Zealand writing in easily accessible form. It contains more than 1,500 entries on writers, novels, plays, poetry, journals, periodicals, ... More
The Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
643,949 words
For more than half a century, The Oxford Companion to American Literature has been an unparalleled guide to America's literary culture, providing one of the finest resources to this ... More
The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
814,179 words
‘The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature is a landmark’ A. D. Hope, London Review of Books Foremost in its field, the second edition of The Oxford ... More
The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
951,737 words
The second edition of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature has been thoroughly updated with more than 340 new entries on new writers, new books, and extended entries on ... More
The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

The Oxford Companion to Chaucer   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (early and medieval)
Length:
377,896 words
Illustration(s):
22
Written by an international team of scholars, the Oxford Companion to Chaucer provides a wealth of clear, up-to-date assessments on all aspects of Chaucer. Entries provide information on ... More
The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
503,629 words
'a learned and totally addictive guide’ – The Times Over 3,600 entries The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in ... More

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