The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature : 5 volumes: print and e-reference editions available

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From folk ballads to film scripts, this new five-volume encyclopedia, which is now also available as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf, covers the entire history of British literature from the seventh century to the present, focusing on the writers and the major texts of what are now the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In five hundred substantial essays written by major scholars, the Encyclopedia of British Literature includes biographies of nearly four hundred individual authors and a hundred topical essays with detailed analyses of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant. The Encyclopedia of British Literature is now available in print and as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf. An ideal companion to The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, this set will prove invaluable for students, scholars, and general more

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  • Hardback | 2656 pages
  • 218 x 280 x 46mm | 7,665.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Numerous halftones
  • 0195169212
  • 9780195169218

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An outstanding resource...Highly recommended. * Library Media Connection * The editors of this five-volume encyclopedia chose a lofty aim: to provide readers with a history of British literature in English. They have surpassed that goal with this fine work. * Library Journal *show more

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EDITORIAL BOARD Editor in Chief David Scott Kastan, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature,Columbia University Senior Editors Nancy B. Armstrong, Department of English,Brown University Kevin J. H. Dettmar, Department of English,Southern Illinois University Andrew D. Hadfield, Department of English,University of Sussex Gail McMurray Gibson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and Humanities,Davidson College Jennifer Wicke, Department of English,University of Virginiashow more

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