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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
547,072 words
“An outstanding work of reference” – THES For the first time in this innovative reference book the Romantic Age is surveyed across all aspects of British ... More
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English   Reference library

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This Companion examines English-language writers and writing throughout the twentieth century, in all major genres and from all around the world. All the great literary figures are ... More
The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
756,823 words
This Companion provides a comprehensive survey of women writers across four centuries of American history. There are biographical entries on poets, novelists, and playwrights, such as ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
132,209 words
'This dictionary's virtues and its plain-spokenness make it … as apt to the bedside table as to the desk: Dr Baldick is a Brewer for specialized tastes' – Times Literary ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
‘I've just had the most tremendous fun with the online platform for The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation. (...) The spoken words are clear and you can ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1.51 million words
2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2004 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association “Best Reference Title” 2004 Library Journal Best Reference 350 entries ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1.66 million words
Illustration(s):
169
2006 ALA/RUSA Best Reference 2006 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006 Booklist Editor's Choice The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1.09 million words
Illustration(s):
401
2006 ALA/RUSA Best Reference 2006 Booklist Editor's Choice 2006 Library Journal Best Reference Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors, ... 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 Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
490,742 words
Illustration(s):
2
‘This is an impressive volume which is an indispensable reference work for anybody who takes an interest in literary translation’, Perspectives: Studies in ... More

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