- Reading level: 15.00+ years
- Hardcover: 1184 pages
- Publisher: Oxford; 7 edition (3 November 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0192806874
- ISBN-13: 978-0192806871
- Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 6.1 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford Companions) Hardcover – 3 Nov 2009
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About the Author
Dinah Birch is Professor of English Literature at Liverpool University. She was previously a fellow at Trinity College, Oxford. Her works on 19th-century literature include a number of books and articles on the critic John Ruskin. She writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books, and contributes to arts programmes on radio and television. Margaret Drabble (editor of the 5th and 6th editions) is a distinguished novelist and biographer. Her many novels include Jerusalem the Golden, The Needle's Eye, The Seven Sisters, and The Sea Lady. She has also written biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson.
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