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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Over 860 entries ... Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on Shakespeare's works, this online-only dictionary offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable is dedicated to the history, culture, and mythology of the Emerald Isle. With a stunningly eclectic array of more than 6,000 ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
From the Bloomsbury Group to the Camberwell Carrot and Samuel Johnson to Boris Johnson, Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable shines a welcome light into the enticingly shadowy ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
With thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
1.34 million words
Illustration(s):
10
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
408,413 words
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original authors in 2011. ... This abridged and updated edition of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to African ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Literature
Length:
339,320 words
For nearly half a century, James D. Hart's Oxford Companion to American Literature has offered a matchless guided tour through American literary culture, both past and present. This ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Literature
Length:
599,557 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
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
206,508 words
Illustration(s):
1
This is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, ... More

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