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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Based on the hugely popular Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, this volume offers more than 5,500 entries on individual novels and plays; songs and poems; the lives and works of authors, poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers and historians; fictional characters; literary movements; legends; theatres; and periodicals. In adapting the parent v ...more
Paperback, 720 pages
Published December 18th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1993)
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Fatma AL-kuwari
Dec 04, 2011 Fatma AL-kuwari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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For me I think it's helpful especially in my English literature studies, everything in the book with perfect details. And I do really adore the ipad edition it's like major help for me instead of going to the Wikipedia ;)
Jessica
Dec 03, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
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This is a fabulous reference book that covers all the major British playwrights, dramatists, novelists and other writers as well as their main works.
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A helpful aid to have around.
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Dame Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the author of eighteen novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, The Red Queen, The Sea Lady and most recently, the highly acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby. She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. ...more
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