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The signed critical essays, most written by academic specialists, are arranged by title and offer a social context for the work and discussions of themes, characters, techniques, literary precedents, and related titles.

The “Resources” sections provide annotated citations. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

It is not just current best-sellers short stories as well as novels but those from earlier in this century as well as late in the last. English Choose a language for shopping. Many of these authors can be found in another St.

Useful for high-school classroom discussions as well as public library book-discussion groups, this set will also serve academic institutions that support classes in popular culture. Share your thoughts with other customers. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. These are the latest additions to the set published in [RBB Mr 1 97] and are intended, according to the publisher, as another step toward a “goal of compiling a comprehensive encyclopedia of popular fiction.


The access to updated information via the publisher’s Web site is an attractive feature. Writers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries now included are Charlotte Bronte, E.

Entries also note media adaptations and theatrical activities. These two titles provide biographical and critical information on hundreds of writers, many of whom aren’t covered in standard literary fixtion works. One could quibble about the selection of the “most popular writers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. A cumulative master index of authors and titles is also provided. Each contains a list of major works not a complete list, like St. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Beacham’s encyclopedia of popular fiction

The Encyclopedia includes Biography and Resource volumes, offering biographical information on individual authors, and Analyses volumes, discussing individual works. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Alphabetically arranged entries have biographical data, a bibliography of the author’s works and critical works about the author, and a signed critical essay.

Classic writers of long fiction like Mark Twain and R. Some material has been reprinted from the earlier series.

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James Contemporary titles on novelists, poets, dramatists, etc. Jamesan essay that summarizes the writer’s life, publishing history, critical reception, and popularity, and an annotated bibliography divided into two sections: Entries include a summary of the work; analysis of themes and characters; discussion of stylistic techniques; and more.


Coverage emphasizes contemporary American authors, many of whom are best-seller ficiton not usually included in such works, e. There is also a cumulative index covering the entire set of authors with analyzed titles. Except for a few short stories, e. The three volumes under consideration offer analyses of a variety of works: The length of the essays varies from two pages to nearly ten.

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One lists the titles with the themes treated; the second takes these same themes and groups titles under them. Make this your default list.

Beacham’s encyclopedia of popular fiction

Biographical information includes nationality, education, awards, memberships, agent, and address. Finally, there is an index of authors with their analyzed titles and a master index of interf.

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