A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

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Containing over 1000 of the most troublesome literary terms encountered by students and general readers, this book gives clear and often witty explanations to terms such as hypertext, multi-accentuality, and postmodernism. Among the book's features are: extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism; fully updated terms that have become prominent in the last few years; and advice on further reading for particular terms and for general terms.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 299.38g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 019280118X
  • 9780192801180

Table of contents

PREFACE; PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION; PRONUNCIATION GUIDE; MAIN DICTIONARY; FURTHER REFERENCEshow more

About Chris Baldick

Professor 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 '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 Blackwoods' Magazine', and 'The Vampyre and Other Tales of Macabre', and has written an introduction to Charles Maturin's 'Melmoth the Wanderer' (all available in the Oxford World's Classics series).show more

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"This dictionary's virtues and its plain-spokenness make it...as apt to the bedside table as to the desk."--Times Literary Supplement "This dictionary's virtues and its plain-spokenness make it...as apt to the bedside table as to the desk."--Times Literary Supplement "This dictionary's virtues and its plain-spokenness make it...as apt to the bedside table as to the desk."--Times Literary Supplement "This dictionary's virtues and its plain-spokenness make it...as apt to the bedside table as to the desk."--Times Literary Supplementshow more

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