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The Facts On File Companion To The British Novel (Companion to Literature Series)


An invaluable collection of encyclopedias analyzing individual literary genres, the "Companion to Literature" series focuses on drama, short stories, novels, and poetry as they are studied in high school and college curricula. Concentrating on the main authors, works, and movements that comprise each genre, the books also include minor authors and works. Beginning with an introduction discussing the genre and its significance, each A-to-Z encyclopedia contains hundreds of clearly written entries on authors, literary works and terms, themes, historical places, and more. The books are defined by geography and by time period, such as 20th-century poetry or classical drama. Covering everything one needs to know about these important genres, this new series is a perfect companion to any literature course.




A popular topic of study for high school and college courses, the British novel has influenced literature across the globe. Spanning the early 17th century to the modern day, this comprehensive reference offers a thorough study of the writers, works, and concepts important to this genre. In two authoritative volumes, The Facts On File Companion to the British Novel 

provides more than 1,000 entries, covering novels, novelists, and more from the British Isles as well as the British Commonwealth. Indexes, appendixes, bibliographies for many entries, a glossary of important terms, and extensive cross-references make this two-volume set the perfect companion to any classroom or course of study.

More than 1,000 entries cover:

  • Novels: from the early 18th-century Robinson Crusoe and Tom Jones to the late 19th-century Pride and Prejudice and David Copperfield to modernist classics like Ulysses and postcolonial works
  • Authors: including Martin Amis, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Thomas Hardy, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry James, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, George Orwell, Sir Walter Scott, J.R.R. Tolkien, Anthony Trollope, Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, and more
  • Influential periodicals
  • Subgenres
  • Concepts, terms, and themes: including Angry Young Men, Bloomsbury Group, epistolary novel, formalism, modernism, Newgate fiction, satire, and more.


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