Catalogue


Guide to British prose fiction explication : nineteenth and twentieth centuries /
LynnDianne Beene.
imprint
New York : G.K. Hall ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1997.
description
xlviii, 697 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0816119872 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
author
imprint
New York : G.K. Hall ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1997.
isbn
0816119872 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
869766
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 619-697).
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1997-10:
This bibliography provides an equivalent for prose to Guide to British Poetry Explication (4 vols.,1991-95; CH, Jul'91, Jan'94, Jul'95), following the guidelines and format originally established in J.M. Kuntz's Poetry Explication (1950; rev. ed., 1962; 3rd ed., 1980). Included are "selected British prose fiction works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." Authors born in or self-identified with the British Isles (e.g., Salman Rushdie) are included, while those native to current or former British colonies are not. Detective, science fiction, and spy novelists Aldiss, Ambler, Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Wilkie Collins, Conan Doyle, Le Carre, Sayers, Stoker, and Colin Wilson are all included. Popular novelists A.A. Milne and P.G. Wodehouse are included but, curiously, Richard Adams is not. Critical articles, chapters, and books cited evaluate aspects of British prose texts from a variety of perspectives. Cross-cultural, linguistic, new historical, and semiotic critical approaches are all represented. Book reviews explicating works by current novelists (e.g., Malcolm Bradbury) are also cited. Entries are not annotated. Arrangement is alphabetical by author, then by title. A 78-page list of main sources consulted concludes the book. The closest comparable work is the "English Novel Explication" series (Shoe String Press and Archon Books), which includes more authors (e.g., R. Adams, M. Allingham) but does not cover short stories. Both works are therefore needed in most academic library reference collections. Recommended. E. J. Carpenter; Oberlin College
Reviews
This item was reviewed in:
Reference & Research Book News, August 1997
Choice, October 1997
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem