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Merriam Webster's Encylopedia of Literature by  Kathleen Kuiper - Hardcover - 1995 - from ACP Family Bookstore and Biblio.com

Merriam Webster's Encylopedia of Literature

by Kuiper, Kathleen

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This is an innovative reference work that merges two traditional tools: the encyclopedia and the dictionary. This single volume gathers together a vast library of information about literary traditions, works, and authors, as well as pronunciations and etymologies of literary terms.

  • Moer than 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations.
  • Entries for authors, words, terms, and topics from all eras and all parts of the world, reflecting the diversity of literature through the ages.
  • Information about a wide variety of literature, inlcuding children's literature, science fiction, detective fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction.
  • Coverage of all literary forms and genres, including novels, poems, plays, essays, and literary criticism.
  • Biographical sketches, with pronunciation information, of authors, literary theorists, and literary scholars.
  • Definitions, spellings, pronunciations, and etymologies of literary terms.
  • Plot summaries and dates of publication of major literary works.
  • Listings for literary characters, landmarks, journals, and prizes.
Merriam Websters's Encyclopedia of Literature was created through a combined effort of the editorial staffs of Merriam-Webster and Encyclopedia Britannica, two of the most respected reference book publishers in the world. Drawing on the vast resources of these two world authorities, this book provides a fascinating and realiable chronicle of the works of literature down through the centuries.


  • Bookseller: ACP Family Bookstore US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 0877790426
  • Title: Merriam Webster's Encylopedia of Literature
  • Author: Kuiper, Kathleen
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: As New
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0877790426
  • ISBN 13:9780877790426
  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster
  • Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Date published: 1995
  • Keywords: reference; literature
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction; Reference works;


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