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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:
402,056 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
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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Subject Reference
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
Illustration(s):
1
'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

Reference type:
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. ... 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

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