Literature on Oxford Reference is continually expanding, created under the authorship or editorship of recognised experts. See below for the current title list.
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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 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
Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
304,995 words
‘Scholarly, ambitious and scrupulous’ – Matthew Beaumont, Times Literary Supplement Over 400 entries cover Conrad’s Conrad’s life (health, Polish inheritance, the sea, ... More
Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
440,604 words
Written in a lucid, easy style, The Oxford Reader’s Companion to Dickens draws together an unparalleled diversity of information on one of our greatest writers: his life, his works, his ... More
Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
344,606 words
‘Scholarly, ambitious and scrupulous’—Matthew Beaumont, Times Literary Supplement Under the editorial guidance of John Rignall, over 50 literary scholars ... More
Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy

Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
357,025 words
‘Scholarly, ambitious and scrupulous’—Matthew Beaumont, Times Literary Supplement Norman Page, with the help of his team of expert contributors, presents ... More
Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
425,796 words
Scholarly, ambitious and scrupulous’ – Matthew Beaumont, Times Literary Supplement The Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope encompasses all the latest ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
‘ground-breaking’, Writing Magazine This authoritative dictionary draws on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language resources in order to explore ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
‘informative, illuminating, and helpful … a remarkable achievement’ – Michael Billington, The Guardian Over 1,000 entries ... More
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
Length:
1.51 million words
Illustration(s):
44
Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ... More

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