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Title:
The reader's companion to world literature
Author:
Hornstein, Lillian Herlands, 1909- , editor.
Edition:
Second edition, revised and updated / by Lillian Herlands Hornstein, Leon Edel and Horst Frenz.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 2002.

©1973
Physical Description:
viii, 805 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Includes listings on authors, titles, literary movements, historical movements, technical terms and phrases.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780451205131
Format :
Book

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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-Z listings on: * Authors-supplies dates of lives and works, and critical evaluations of everyone from Herodotus to Hemingway * Titles-mentions pertinent movements and influences from Beowulfto The Cherry Orchard * Literary Movements-defines the aims, techniques, styles and settings of Classicism, Impressionism, and many others * Historical Movements-explains background, ideals, and settings for authors and works from Classic Antiquity to the Renaissance * Technical Terms and Phrases-definitions of commonly-used terms, from "assonance" to "trope"


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