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The encyclopedia of the novel /
edited by Peter Melville Logan ; associate editors: Olakunle George, Susan Hegeman, and Efraín Kristal.
imprint
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
description
2 v.
ISBN
1405161841 (Cloth), 9781405161848 (Cloth)
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Book
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imprint
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
isbn
1405161841 (Cloth)
9781405161848 (Cloth)
contents note
Vol. 1. The novel A-Li -- v. 2. The novel Lo-Z -- Index of novelists -- General index.
catalogue key
7600229
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-07-01:
Edited by Logan (Temple Univ.), a renowned English professor, The Encyclopedia of the Novel is a quality reference tool depicting the novel as a literary genre. Logan's coeditors are scholars well versed in the novel's different geographical traditions. Thus, the encyclopedia is international in scope and focuses on the history, terminology, and concepts essential to studying the novel. Containing over 100 peer-reviewed articles, the encyclopedia incorporates the fullest range of writings that scholars call "novels," since consensus is lacking as to what constitutes the genre. Entries are divided into four categories addressing the pragmatic aspects of novels, the history of novel writing worldwide, the history of book publishing and distribution, and the influence of the novel on other literary genres. The well-written entries range in length from a few paragraphs to a few pages, and many feature useful bibliographies for further study. Available in hardcover and electronic form, this work is part of the online Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature, which includes The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction (CH, Jul'11, 48-6018) and The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (CH, Jul'11, 48-6014). In addition to a robust general index, this resource includes an alphabetical list of entries, a subject guide, and an index of novelists. Basic and advanced searching options are offered in the online version, along with links to related entries. This is a solid resource for anyone interested in literature and the novel's history and influence. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. C. A. Groves Middle Tennessee State University
Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-05-01:
The 143 signed, alphabetically arranged five- (e.g., "Feminist Theory" and "Gender Theory") to nine-page (e.g., "Narrator" and "Authorship") articles written by 134 academic (and one nonacademic, Hyphen Press founder Robin Kinross) authors include short bibliographies, thorough See also notes, and cross-references within the articles. Volume 2 also contains an author index and a detailed subject index. The text is very readable, but because the editors take a global approach and rely on a very broad definition of "novel," many genres and subgenres will be unfamiliar to the average reader, making this title most appropriate to the academic world. This set could be even better if the editors split several complex articles into two or more articles. For example, in a global rather than a local view, copyright and libel are treated together in a brief six pages ("Copyright/Libel"), leaving the reader wanting more. Logan (Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives) teaches English at Temple University. BOTTOM LINE Intended for the advanced literature student, this set will overwhelm the average reader. Recommended for upper-class undergraduate and graduate literature and writing majors.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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" Edited by Logan (Temple Univ.), a renowned English professor, The Encyclopedia of the Novel is a quality reference tool depicting the novel as a literary genre . . . This is a solid resource for anyone interested in literature and the novel''s history and influence. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. " (Choice, 1July 2011) "Part of Blackwell Reference Online, the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a database with content from several new stand-alone scholarly literature reference sets. Together, they provide almost 1,000 entries on the history, terminology, genres, and theory of the novel; major writers, works, movements, and genres of twentieth-century British, American, and world fiction; and terms and concepts related to post-1900 literary and cultural theory. The database would be a good investment for libraries that want to acquire the content." (Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist, April 2011) "These three stand-alone titles work well together; overlapping entries complement rather than duplicate each other. Four planned but as yet unpublished titles in this seven-title series are The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature , The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature , The Encyclopedia of the Gothic , and The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies . It would be nice to see a single cumulative or series index tying all seven together to create the most efficient access method for the serious researcher. Part of the larger series, these first three titles can be purchased separately or all together for $1,585 (ISBN 9781444320886). The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory. 3 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1544p. ed. by Michael Ryan. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405183123. $495. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF Based on the premise that literature mirrors life, which mirrors the surrounding society and culture, this unique work employs 320 signed articles written by 223 academic contributors at various Anglo-American institutions to connect literature and sociology. Organized in dictionary format within time period and type of theory (social or literary), articles range from two and three-quarters pages ("Abrams, M.H.") to 11 pages ("Narrative Theory"). Each entry includes a bibliography. Volumes 1 and 2 cover literary theories between 1900 and 1966 and from 1966 to the present day. Cultural theories appear in Volume 3. See also references incorporating entries in all three volumes, cross-references within the text, and a detailed index ensure easy research access. Overall, the volume editors provide good coverage, though this work could be stronger. For example, the literary movement realism is discussed only as it pertains to the modernism movement despite its having been prevalent during the 19th century. General editor Ryan (film & media arts, Temple Univ.) has authored several books, including Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction. BOTTOM LINE An excellent resource for those attempting to tie literature to the society surrounding it. Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in literature, writing, sociology, and anthropology.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX The Encyclopedia of the Novel. 2 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1024p. ed. by Peter Melville Logan. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405161848. $350. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF The 143 signed, alphabetically arranged five- (e.g., "Feminist Theory" and "Gender Theory") to nine-page (e.g., "Narrator" and "Authorship") articles written by 134 academic (and one nonacademic, Hyphen Press founder Robin Kinross) authors include short bibliographies, thorough See also notes, and cross-references within the articles. Volume 2 also contains an author index and a detailed subject index. The text is very readable, but because the editors take a global approach and rely on a very broad definition of "novel," many genres and subgenres will be unfamiliar to the average reader, making this title most appropriate to the academic world. This set could be even better if the editors split several complex articles into two or more articles. For example, in a global rather than a local view, copyright and libel are treated together in a brief six pages ("Copyright/Libel"), leaving the reader wanting more. Logan (Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives ) teaches English at Temple University. BOTTOM LINE Intended for the advanced literature student, this set will overwhelm the average reader. Recommended for upper-class undergraduate and graduate literature and writing majors.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
"It is an invaluable work for students and researchers. It will enable undergraduates to gain an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical issues that underpin their studies, and researchers will be able to examine aspects of their chosen interest in depth, within the context of a worldview." (Emerald Insight, 5 February 2012) "Edited by Logan (Temple Univ.), a renowned English professor, The Encyclopedia of the Novel is a quality reference tool depicting the novel as a literary genre . . . This is a solid resource for anyone interested in literature and the novel''s history and influence. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. " (Choice, 1July 2011) "Part of Blackwell Reference Online, the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a database with content from several new stand-alone scholarly literature reference sets. Together, they provide almost 1,000 entries on the history, terminology, genres, and theory of the novel; major writers, works, movements, and genres of twentieth-century British, American, and world fiction; and terms and concepts related to post-1900 literary and cultural theory. The database would be a good investment for libraries that want to acquire the content." (Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist, April 2011) "These three stand-alone titles work well together; overlapping entries complement rather than duplicate each other. Four planned but as yet unpublished titles in this seven-title series are The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature , The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature , The Encyclopedia of the Gothic , and The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies . It would be nice to see a single cumulative or series index tying all seven together to create the most efficient access method for the serious researcher. Part of the larger series, these first three titles can be purchased separately or all together for $1,585 (ISBN 9781444320886). The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory. 3 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1544p. ed. by Michael Ryan. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405183123. $495. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF Based on the premise that literature mirrors life, which mirrors the surrounding society and culture, this unique work employs 320 signed articles written by 223 academic contributors at various Anglo-American institutions to connect literature and sociology. Organized in dictionary format within time period and type of theory (social or literary), articles range from two and three-quarters pages ("Abrams, M.H.") to 11½ pages ("Narrative Theory"). Each entry includes a bibliography. Volumes 1 and 2 cover literary theories between 1900 and 1966 and from 1966 to the present day. Cultural theories appear in Volume 3. See also references incorporating entries in all three volumes, cross-references within the text, and a detailed index ensure easy research access. Overall, the volume editors provide good coverage, though this work could be stronger. For example, the literary movement realism is discussed only as it pertains to the modernism movement despite its having been prevalent during the 19th century. General editor Ryan (film & media arts, Temple Univ.) has authored several books, including Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction. BOTTOM LINE An excellent resource for those attempting to tie literature to the society surrounding it. Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in literature, writing, sociology, and anthropology.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX The Encyclopedia of the Novel. 2 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1024p. ed. by Peter Melville Logan. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405161848. $350. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF The 143 signed, alphabetically arranged five- (e.g., "Feminist Theory" and "Gender Theory") to nine-page (e.g., "Narrator" and "Authorship") articles written by 134 academic (and one nonacademic, Hyphen Press founder Robin Kinross) authors include short bibliographies, thorough See also notes, and cross-references within the articles. Volume 2 also contains an author index and a detailed subject index. The text is very readable, but because the editors take a global approach and rely on a very broad definition of "novel," many genres and subgenres will be unfamiliar to the average reader, making this title most appropriate to the academic world. This set could be even better if the editors split several complex articles into two or more articles. For example, in a global rather than a local view, copyright and libel are treated together in a brief six pages ("Copyright/Libel"), leaving the reader wanting more. Logan (Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives ) teaches English at Temple University. BOTTOM LINE Intended for the advanced literature student, this set will overwhelm the average reader. Recommended for upper-class undergraduate and graduate literature and writing majors.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
"It is an invaluable work for students and researchers. It will enable undergraduates to gain an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical issues that underpin their studies, and researchers will be able to examine aspects of their chosen interest in depth, within the context of a worldview." ( Reference Reviews , 2011) "It is an invaluable work for students and researchers. It will enable undergraduates to gain an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical issues that underpin their studies, and researchers will be able to examine aspects of their chosen interest in depth, within the context of a worldview." (Emerald Insight, 5 February 2012) "Edited by Logan (Temple Univ.), a renowned English professor, The Encyclopedia of the Novel is a quality reference tool depicting the novel as a literary genre . . . This is a solid resource for anyone interested in literature and the novel''s history and influence. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. " (Choice, 1July 2011) "Part of Blackwell Reference Online, the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a database with content from several new stand-alone scholarly literature reference sets. Together, they provide almost 1,000 entries on the history, terminology, genres, and theory of the novel; major writers, works, movements, and genres of twentieth-century British, American, and world fiction; and terms and concepts related to post-1900 literary and cultural theory. The database would be a good investment for libraries that want to acquire the content." (Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist, April 2011) "These three stand-alone titles work well together; overlapping entries complement rather than duplicate each other. Four planned but as yet unpublished titles in this seven-title series are The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature , The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature , The Encyclopedia of the Gothic , and The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies . It would be nice to see a single cumulative or series index tying all seven together to create the most efficient access method for the serious researcher. Part of the larger series, these first three titles can be purchased separately or all together for $1,585 (ISBN 9781444320886). The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory. 3 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1544p. ed. by Michael Ryan. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405183123. $495. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF Based on the premise that literature mirrors life, which mirrors the surrounding society and culture, this unique work employs 320 signed articles written by 223 academic contributors at various Anglo-American institutions to connect literature and sociology. Organized in dictionary format within time period and type of theory (social or literary), articles range from two and three-quarters pages ("Abrams, M.H.") to 11 pages ("Narrative Theory"). Each entry includes a bibliography. Volumes 1 and 2 cover literary theories between 1900 and 1966 and from 1966 to the present day. Cultural theories appear in Volume 3. See also references incorporating entries in all three volumes, cross-references within the text, and a detailed index ensure easy research access. Overall, the volume editors provide good coverage, though this work could be stronger. For example, the literary movement realism is discussed only as it pertains to the modernism movement despite its having been prevalent during the 19th century. General editor Ryan (film & media arts, Temple Univ.) has authored several books, including Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction. BOTTOM LINE An excellent resource for those attempting to tie literature to the society surrounding it. Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in literature, writing, sociology, and anthropology.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX The Encyclopedia of the Novel. 2 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1024p. ed. by Peter Melville Logan. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405161848. $350. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF The 143 signed, alphabetically arranged five- (e.g., "Feminist Theory" and "Gender Theory") to nine-page (e.g., "Narrator" and "Authorship") articles written by 134 academic (and one nonacademic, Hyphen Press founder Robin Kinross) authors include short bibliographies, thorough See also notes, and cross-references within the articles. Volume 2 also contains an author index and a detailed subject index. The text is very readable, but because the editors take a global approach and rely on a very broad definition of "novel," many genres and subgenres will be unfamiliar to the average reader, making this title most appropriate to the academic world. This set could be even better if the editors split several complex articles into two or more articles. For example, in a global rather than a local view, copyright and libel are treated together in a brief six pages ("Copyright/Libel"), leaving the reader wanting more. Logan (Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives ) teaches English at Temple University. BOTTOM LINE Intended for the advanced literature student, this set will overwhelm the average reader. Recommended for upper-class undergraduate and graduate literature and writing majors.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
"It is an invaluable work for students and researchers. It will enable undergraduates to gain an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical issues that underpin their studies, and researchers will be able to examine aspects of their chosen interest in depth, within the context of a worldview." ( Reference Reviews , 2011) "It is an invaluable work for students and researchers. It will enable undergraduates to gain an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical issues that underpin their studies, and researchers will be able to examine aspects of their chosen interest in depth, within the context of a worldview." (Emerald Insight, 5 February 2012) "Edited by Logan (Temple Univ.), a renowned English professor, The Encyclopedia of the Novel is a quality reference tool depicting the novel as a literary genre . . . This is a solid resource for anyone interested in literature and the novel''s history and influence. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. " (Choice, 1July 2011) "Part of Blackwell Reference Online, the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a database with content from several new stand-alone scholarly literature reference sets. Together, they provide almost 1,000 entries on the history, terminology, genres, and theory of the novel; major writers, works, movements, and genres of twentieth-century British, American, and world fiction; and terms and concepts related to post-1900 literary and cultural theory. The database would be a good investment for libraries that want to acquire the content." (Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist, April 2011) "These three stand-alone titles work well together; overlapping entries complement rather than duplicate each other. Four planned but as yet unpublished titles in this seven-title series are The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature , The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature , The Encyclopedia of the Gothic , and The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies . It would be nice to see a single cumulative or series index tying all seven together to create the most efficient access method for the serious researcher. Part of the larger series, these first three titles can be purchased separately or all together for $1,585 (ISBN 9781444320886). The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory. 3 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1544p. ed. by Michael Ryan. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405183123. $495. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF Based on the premise that literature mirrors life, which mirrors the surrounding society and culture, this unique work employs 320 signed articles written by 223 academic contributors at various Anglo-American institutions to connect literature and sociology. Organized in dictionary format within time period and type of theory (social or literary), articles range from two and three-quarters pages ("Abrams, M.H.") to 11½ pages ("Narrative Theory"). Each entry includes a bibliography. Volumes 1 and 2 cover literary theories between 1900 and 1966 and from 1966 to the present day. Cultural theories appear in Volume 3. See also references incorporating entries in all three volumes, cross-references within the text, and a detailed index ensure easy research access. Overall, the volume editors provide good coverage, though this work could be stronger. For example, the literary movement realism is discussed only as it pertains to the modernism movement despite its having been prevalent during the 19th century. General editor Ryan (film & media arts, Temple Univ.) has authored several books, including Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction. BOTTOM LINE An excellent resource for those attempting to tie literature to the society surrounding it. Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in literature, writing, sociology, and anthropology.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX The Encyclopedia of the Novel. 2 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1024p. ed. by Peter Melville Logan. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405161848. $350. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF The 143 signed, alphabetically arranged five- (e.g., "Feminist Theory" and "Gender Theory") to nine-page (e.g., "Narrator" and "Authorship") articles written by 134 academic (and one nonacademic, Hyphen Press founder Robin Kinross) authors include short bibliographies, thorough See also notes, and cross-references within the articles. Volume 2 also contains an author index and a detailed subject index. The text is very readable, but because the editors take a global approach and rely on a very broad definition of "novel," many genres and subgenres will be unfamiliar to the average reader, making this title most appropriate to the academic world. This set could be even better if the editors split several complex articles into two or more articles. For example, in a global rather than a local view, copyright and libel are treated together in a brief six pages ("Copyright/Libel"), leaving the reader wanting more. Logan (Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives ) teaches English at Temple University. BOTTOM LINE Intended for the advanced literature student, this set will overwhelm the average reader. Recommended for upper-class undergraduate and graduate literature and writing majors.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
"It is an invaluable work for students and researchers. It will enable undergraduates to gain an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical issues that underpin their studies, and researchers will be able to examine aspects of their chosen interest in depth, within the context of a worldview." ( Reference Reviews , 2011) "It is an invaluable work for students and researchers. It will enable undergraduates to gain an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical issues that underpin their studies, and researchers will be able to examine aspects of their chosen interest in depth, within the context of a worldview." (Emerald Insight, 5 February 2012) "Edited by Logan (Temple Univ.), a renowned English professor, The Encyclopedia of the Novel is a quality reference tool depicting the novel as a literary genre . . . This is a solid resource for anyone interested in literature and the novels history and influence. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. " (Choice, 1July 2011) "Part of Blackwell Reference Online, the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a database with content from several new stand-alone scholarly literature reference sets. Together, they provide almost 1,000 entries on the history, terminology, genres, and theory of the novel; major writers, works, movements, and genres of twentieth-century British, American, and world fiction; and terms and concepts related to post-1900 literary and cultural theory. The database would be a good investment for libraries that want to acquire the content." (Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist, April 2011) "These three stand-alone titles work well together; overlapping entries complement rather than duplicate each other. Four planned but as yet unpublished titles in this seven-title series are The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature , The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature , The Encyclopedia of the Gothic , and The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies . It would be nice to see a single cumulative or series index tying all seven together to create the most efficient access method for the serious researcher. Part of the larger series, these first three titles can be purchased separately or all together for $1,585 (ISBN 9781444320886). The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory. 3 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1544p. ed. by Michael Ryan. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405183123. $495. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF Based on the premise that literature mirrors life, which mirrors the surrounding society and culture, this unique work employs 320 signed articles written by 223 academic contributors at various Anglo-American institutions to connect literature and sociology. Organized in dictionary format within time period and type of theory (social or literary), articles range from two and three-quarters pages ("Abrams, M.H.") to 11½ pages ("Narrative Theory"). Each entry includes a bibliography. Volumes 1 and 2 cover literary theories between 1900 and 1966 and from 1966 to the present day. Cultural theories appear in Volume 3. See also references incorporating entries in all three volumes, cross-references within the text, and a detailed index ensure easy research access. Overall, the volume editors provide good coverage, though this work could be stronger. For example, the literary movement realism is discussed only as it pertains to the modernism movement despite its having been prevalent during the 19th century. General editor Ryan (film & media arts, Temple Univ.) has authored several books, including Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction. BOTTOM LINE An excellent resource for those attempting to tie literature to the society surrounding it. Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in literature, writing, sociology, and anthropology.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX The Encyclopedia of the Novel. 2 vols. Wiley-Blackwell. (Encyclopedia of Literature). 2011. 1024p. ed. by Peter Melville Logan. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781405161848. $350. Online: Blackwell Reference Online REF The 143 signed, alphabetically arranged five- (e.g., "Feminist Theory" and "Gender Theory") to nine-page (e.g., "Narrator" and "Authorship") articles written by 134 academic (and one nonacademic, Hyphen Press founder Robin Kinross) authors include short bibliographies, thorough See also notes, and cross-references within the articles. Volume 2 also contains an author index and a detailed subject index. The text is very readable, but because the editors take a global approach and rely on a very broad definition of "novel," many genres and subgenres will be unfamiliar to the average reader, making this title most appropriate to the academic world. This set could be even better if the editors split several complex articles into two or more articles. For example, in a global rather than a local view, copyright and libel are treated together in a brief six pages ("Copyright/Libel"), leaving the reader wanting more. Logan (Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives ) teaches English at Temple University. BOTTOM LINE Intended for the advanced literature student, this set will overwhelm the average reader. Recommended for upper-class undergraduate and graduate literature and writing majors.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
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An advanced reference resource featuring nearly 150 contributors and over 500,000 words, The Encyclopedia of the Novel provides authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre, and theory of the novel. The entries in this encyclopedia are written by an international cast of scholars and overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field. Arranged in A-Z format across two fully indexed and meticulously cross-referenced volumes, the entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (such as narrative structure, plot, character, and narrative perspective); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, dialogue, and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems; book history; and the relationship of the novel to other arts and disciplines.
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An advanced reference resource, this encyclopedia offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre and theory of the novel, in over 150 articles written by leading scholars in the field.
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An advanced reference resource, The Encyclopedia of the Novel offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre and theory of the novel, in over 150 articles written by leading scholars in the field Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Arranged in A-Z format across 2 fully indexed and meticulously cross-referenced volumes, featuring nearly 150 contributors and over 500,000 words Written by an international cast of leading scholars, overseen by an Advisory Board of 37 specialists Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style) as well as subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, like definitions of the novel; and topics in book history and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines Online version provides students and researchers with 24/7 access to authoritative reference and powerful searching, browsing and cross-referencing capabilities Special introductory price available
Main Description
An advanced reference resource, The Encyclopedia of the Novel offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre and theory of the novel, in over 150 articles written by leading scholars in the field Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Arranged in A-Z format across 2 fully indexed and meticulously cross-referenced volumes, featuring nearly 150 contributors and over 500,000 words Written by an international cast of leading scholars, overseen by an Advisory Board of 37 specialists Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style) as well as subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, like definitions of the novel; and topics in book history and the novels relationship to other arts and disciplines Online version provides students and researchers with 24/7 access to authoritative reference and powerful searching, browsing and cross-referencing capabilities Special introductory price available

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