Substantially enlarged and updated for this new edition, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English is the definitive guide to the vast and extraordinarily rich heritage of literature written in English. It covers all the major novelists, poets ...
and dramatists - from Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens to Conrad and to contemporary writers from all over the English-speaking world - Saul Bellow, Adrienne Rich, Les Murray, Wole Soyinka, and Janet Frame. More than 100 specialist contributors provide detailed biographical and critical articles not only on writers and their works. Substantial coverage is also given to such literary genres as popular fiction, science fiction, detective novels, and children??'s classics. All literary concepts and movements are described in detail. ??? Over 4,500 alphabetical entries, cross-referenced throughout ??? Includes all literature in English - British, Irish, American, Australian, African, Canadian, New Zealand, Indian and Caribbean ??? Illustrated throughout with over 115 photographs and line drawings