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    DescriptionThe best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. It is now available in a new and expanded edition and includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, and schools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, and crime fiction. It includes extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history, as well as updated and extended advice on recommended further reading and a pronunciation guide to more than 200 terms. New to this edition are recommended entry-level web links updated via the Dictionary of Literary Terms companion website.


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    Title
    The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Baldick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199208272
    ISBN 10: 0199208271
    Classifications

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    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T General Subject: 680
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    DC22: 803
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    B&T Approval Code: A21150000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT012000, REF025000
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    LC classification: PN41 .C67 2008
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    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    05 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. He edited The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992), and is the author of The Oxford English Literary History, Volume 10 (1910-1940): The Modern Movement (2004), In Frankenstein's Shadow (1987), Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present (1996), and other works of literary history. He has edited, with Rob Morrison, Tales of Terror from Blackwood's Magazine, and The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre, and has written an introduction to Charles Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer (all available in the Oxford World's Classics series).
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition 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 Supplement fun to read ... first rate Toronto Globe and Mail
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; PRONUNCIATION ; LITERARY TERMS A-Z ; BIBLIOGRAPHY