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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
479,062 words
‘A treasure trove ... One that lovers of crime and mystery writing will want on their shelves’, P D James This Companion provides scholars and fans of the crime and ... More
The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
‘...a tremendous achievement...it resuscitates hundreds of authors and drives fresh pathways through the field’, Times Literary Supplement ... More
The Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1.05 million words
‘No guide could come more classic than The Oxford Companion to English Literature … the literary reference source of first resort’ ― The Times ... More
The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
359,703 words
‘thoroughly researched, impartial, scholarly, wonderfully illustrated and enormous fun’, The Independent on Sunday This online edition was ... More
The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Literature
Length:
387,260 words
Illustration(s):
59
‘thoroughly researched, impartial, scholarly, wonderfully illustrated and enormous fun’ – The Independent on Sunday Over 1,000 entries ... More
The Oxford Companion to German Literature

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
910,474 words
‘the scope of this Companion is vast’, Modern Language Review This new edition of Henry and Mary Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German ... More
The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
469,074 words
‘… impressive list of contributors … a substantial achievement’, Italian Studies Embracing the whole of Italian literature, from the early thirteenth ... More
The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
Length:
459,311 words
Over 1,400 entries This impressive Companion is an extensive guide to the lives of influential poets writing in English, in Britain and around the world, ... More
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
531,069 words
Illustration(s):
94
‘A wonderful treasure-house of information and insight’ – Dame Judi Dench Over 3,200 entries From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

The Oxford Companion to the Brontës   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
401,922 words
From Haworth to Heathcliff and from Wildfell Hall to The Wide Sargasso Sea, The Oxford Companion to the Brontes provides comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information on the ... More

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