"The classic guide to literature. Written by a team of more than 140 distinguished contributors working under Margaret Drabble's editorial direction, and ranging from important influences like Homer and The Mahabharata to Lads' literature and hyper-text, this new edition of the well-loved Oxford Companion to English Literature provides the reader with unrivalled encyclopedic coverage of all aspects of English literature. Special survey articles address crucial topics for the 21st century, such as black British literature, fantasy fiction, and structuralism. Essential reading for readers: wide-ranging coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, and characters; now extensively expanded and updated to encompass up-to-the-minute writers, ideas, and scholarship; detailed chronology shows key literary works and events of the last thousand years in historical context; lists of poets laureate and literary prize winners from inception to the present day."
Book in very good condition.