Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

By: Editor-Merriam-Webster; Editor-Encyclopedia Britannica

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Very Good condition. Light wear. Small creases on dust jacket. Bottom edge of front board is bumped. Previous owner's name and date on endpaper. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. This is an innovative reference work that merges two traditional tools: the encyclopedia and the dictionary. This single volume gathers together a vast library of information about literary traditions, works, and authors, as well as pronunciations and etymologies of literary terms. Moer than 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations. Entries for authors, words, terms, and topics from all eras and all parts of the world, reflecting the diversity of literature through the ages. Information about a wide variety of literature, inlcuding children"s literature, science fiction, detective fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction.Coverage of all literary forms and genres, including novels, poems, plays, essays, and literary criticism. Biographical sketches, with pronunciation information, of authors, literary theorists, and literary scholars.Definitions, spellings, pronunciations, and etymologies of literary terms.Plot summaries and dates of publication of major literary works. Listings for literary characters, landmarks, journals, and prizes.Merriam Websters"s Encyclopedia of Literature was created through a combined effort of the editorial staffs of Merriam-Webster and Encyclopedia Britannica, two of the most respected reference book publishers in the world. Drawing on the vast resources of these two world authorities, this book provides a fascinating and realiable chronicle of the works of literature down through the centuries.

Title: Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Author Name: Editor-Merriam-Webster; Editor-Encyclopedia Britannica

Categories: Classics, Literature,

Publisher: Merriam-Webster: 1995-04

ISBN: 0877790426

ISBN 13: 9780877790426

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: unit43-7

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