This reference profiles 800 British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th and 20th centuries, from the early romantic poets to contemporary novelists born in distant parts of the former British empire. Each entry includes details of the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Entries on major writers include a critical analysis section that discusses one or more of the author's works in greater detail. Each volume also features an author timeline, and entries on key terms and movements of the century.
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