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The Reader's Companion to World Literature
     

The Reader's Companion to World Literature

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by Lillian Herlands Hornstein
 
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-to-Z listings on: Authors
• Titles
• Literary Movements
• Historical Periods

Overview

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-to-Z listings on: Authors
• Titles
• Literary Movements
• Historical Periods
• Technical Terms and Phrases

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451528414
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/04/2002
Series:
Signet Classics Series
Edition description:
SECOND REVISED/UPDATED
Pages:
816
Sales rank:
577,385
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.81(h) x 1.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Reader's Companion to World Literature 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bookgirl810s More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book as one of the required texts for one of my literature courses in college and it has become one of my favorite volumes. I don't know how they packed so much into such a small book, but it's amazing. Even with a Google answer a few clicks away, this book is a worthwhile volume to have on your shelf. It is concise but comprehensive. You could spend time wandering around piecing information together from the internet, or you could look up your topic here and satisfy your curiosity quickly by reading one or two entries.
Saleha77 More than 1 year ago
I purchased the Reader's Companion to World Literature to replace a copy I had used in college many years ago. This is a wonderful resource book for research, for edification and for intellectual curiosity. We keep it handy for browsing or looking up information we may have forgotten. It is thorough and provides background information on literary works and authors.