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Cambridge University Press, 1996 M02 23 - 436 pages. Derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 entries covering the full range of literature in English from around the world. The strength of the Cambridge Guide is its broad scope: It represents living and dead writers and major works from the USA, Canada, the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, India and Africa. It spans the classics to the best of modern writing, and contains a wealth of entries on literary movements, criticism, genres, terms, and even periodicals.

Derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference . Rather than radically sacrificing entries, in the Paperback Guide, Ian Ousby has crisply rewritten and condensed the majority to preserve the richness of the original.

Derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 entries covering the full range of literature in English from around the world. This affordable guide will be an indispensable reference for general readers, students and teachers alike.

Derived from the Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 .

Derived from the Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 entries covering the full range of literature in English from around the world. Spanning the classics to the best of modern writing, its strength is its broad scope. There are interesting biographies of prominent writers and obscure ones, from Mrs. Humphrey Ward to William Faulkner.

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Derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 .

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Derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 entries covering the full range of literature in English from around the world. The strength of the Cambridge Guide is its broad scope: It represents living and dead writers and major works from the USA, Canada, the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, India and Africa. It spans the classics to the best of modern writing, and contains a wealth of entries on literary movements, criticism, genres, terms, and even periodicals. Rather than radically sacrificing entries, in the Paperback Guide, Ian Ousby has crisply rewritten and condensed the majority to preserve the richness of the original. This affordable guide will be an indispensable reference for general readers, students and teachers alike.

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Munimand
Those two authors share space in this magnificent reference volume on English Literature. The sturdy, oversized Guide presents over one thousand pages of information on authors, novels, poetry, drama, and literary terms. There are interesting biographies of prominent writers and obscure ones, from Mrs. Humphrey Ward to William Faulkner.
Good plot summaries are provided for a wide range of novels. If you are a fan of Anthony Trollope, you will find no less than twenty five of his books discussed. You have to be careful, however, if you are reading the plot of a book in order to decided whether or not you want to read it - the ending is always given away. The Cambridge Guide explores many literary terms: Meter; the Bloomsbury Group; positivism; and post-structuralism. There are also entries on Literary Journals - yes, the New York Review of Books is here as well as Granta.
The Cambridge Guide is written for the average layman and avoids academic jargon. I decided to try the entry on "deconstruction" as the extreme test of explaining difficult concepts. It's hard to say: either they failed the test, or I failed it.
This book has become one of my prized possessions, and I would have been willing to buy it at twice the price charged.
Ganthisc
Several things about this book annoy me, but one thing makes me a bit irate. A reference book isn't worth a good deal unless the editors stive to make it objective and accurate and this one isn't consistently either. (Mine is the Head edition, so perhaps I'm being unfair to the others.) I've skipped about reading entries and have thus read that George Gissing had only one friend and that his marriages failed because Gissing felt that his wives weren't sufficiently grateful to him. I've also learned that Isabel Burton burned her husband's writings because he drank a lot and travelled a lot.

These don't seem to me simply sloppy inaccuracies. They're so supremely removed from the factual as to seem, particularly in the Gissing entry, the product of malevolence. Why? Because they're dead white men--or, worse, dead white Victorian men? Because the writer(s) didn't approve of their books? And if I lit upon these porkies by chance, how many more are there in the volume? I'm keeping the book because it has entries on the more modern British writers, but I'm taking it all with a packload of salt--and I'm pitying any student who might be relying on it.

For an infinitely superior reference, get The Reader's Encyclopedia, ed. Benet. Not only does it seem objective and accurate but it has the enormous bonus of covering non-Anglophone literature, mythological figures, literary terms, and the like.

(Edit) I've still not found anything praiseworthy about this book. I've had it nearly a year and it's probably the only reference book I own that I've never been tempted to browse. It hasn't even been of much help with the TLS crosswords.

Before packing it away with books to be traded in, I riffled through it to see whether my perception that there was a strange disproportion in it had any basis. Leaving aside personal taste and considering only reputation/skill/influence I was disheartened to find that the entry for P.G. Wodehouse was longer than that for William Gass and that Agatha Christie's entry was longer than Elizabeth Taylor's. And within these pairs, each writer was given very nearly equal column inches: Mary Shelley and Edgar Allen Poe; J.K. Rowling and William Burroughs; James Thomson (B.V.) and George Orwell; and, sigh, Mrs Humphrey Ward and Oscar Wilde.
The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Ian Ousby
ISBN: 0521436273
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 23, 1996)
Pages: 448 pages