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The Reader's Companion to World Literature

The Reader's Companion to World Literature (original 1956; edition 1956)

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Title:The Reader's Companion to World Literature
Info:New American Library (1956), Paperback
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The Reader's Companion to World Literature by Lillian Herlands Hornstein (Editor) (1956)



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(Another reference book in my Shelf-Clearing Project). This is a pretty old, mass-market paperback, and the paper is beginning to deteriorate; the binding is stiff enough to make the print near the signature hard to read. I would hope there was a hardcover edition at one time; I'll be looking for one at library booksales, unless I come across a similar book that's a little more up-to-date. The entries, although much briefer than those in [b:HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature|638599|The HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia Of American Literature, 2nd Edition|George Perkins|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1176592519s/638599.jpg|624826], seem reliable and of course, its focus on world literature rather than works only in English or from the Western Hemisphere is extremely useful. I'll hold on to this relic until I find a better equivalent. ( )
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Hornstein, Lillian HerlandsEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, Calvin S.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brown, Sterling A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edel, Leonsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frenz, HorstEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Halstead, William L.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heilman, Robert B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Percy, G. D.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Compiled and edited by a board of distinguished educators, this single-volume encyclopedia contains vital information on the world's greatest literary masterpieces-and is an essential reference source for home, library, and school. Includes A-to-Z listings on: Authors * Titles * Literary Movements * Historical Periods * Technical Terms and Phrases

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Includes listings on authors, titles, literary movements, historical movements, technical terms and phrases.

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