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The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English
by Ian Ousby
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521440866, Hardcover)Substantially enlarged and updated for this new edition, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English is the definitive guide to the vast and extraordinarily rich heritage of literature written in English. It covers all the major novelists, poets and dramatists - from Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens to Conrad and to contemporary writers from all over the English-speaking world - Saul Bellow, Adrienne Rich, Les Murray, Wole Soyinka, and Janet Frame. More than 100 specialist contributors provide detailed biographical and critical articles not only on writers and their works. Substantial coverage is also given to such literary genres as popular fiction, science fiction, detective novels, and children's classics. All literary concepts and movements are described in detail. • Over 4,500 alphabetical entries, cross-referenced throughout • Includes all literature in English - British, Irish, American, Australian, African, Canadian, New Zealand, Indian and Caribbean • Illustrated throughout with over 115 photographs and line drawings
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A comprehensive survey of fiction from the classics of English literature to the best of the moderns. More than 2000 entries provide information on novelists from all countries where English is written - Britain and Ireland, the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Philippines; summaries of the major novels; trends such as realism, naturalism, modernism, magic realism; particular types of novel from the Gothic novel to the campus novel; and popular genres from detective fiction to spy fiction and science fiction. A wide-ranging and authoritative Introduction surveys the history and theory of fiction. An aid for students and teachers of literature as well as all readers of fiction.
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