Edited by Bruce Murphy
A Completely Revised and Updated Edition of the Classic
Encyclopedia of World Literature
I purchased this book a few months ago and I have to say I am impressed. I had no idea there was an encyclopedia just for reader's. Now, there is Google and Wiki but having this on my bookcase is just beautiful. Is there still a place for an encyclopedia on a bookcase....Yes! Especially one like this. It is a resource that I would encourage every home to have for their children to flick through, especially those who have children/young adults of exam age.
The description tells of everything I would like to comment on...
For nearly fifty year this unique single-volume encyclopedia of world literature has been hailed as the best available. Here are over 10,000 informative entries, covering everything a reader could wish to know:
- Biographies of poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists, and belletrists from around the world and through the ages, from Aristophanes to Toni Morrison, from Chaung Tzu to Juan Rulfo.
- Plot summaries of important literary works, ranging from Salome to Leopold Bloom.
- Myth, legend, and folklore, covering everything from Isis to the Midgard Serpentto the paladins.
- biographies of artists, musicians, philosophers, and other historical personages - ranging from Roman emperors to U.S presidents - who figure prominently in literature.
- Accounts of significant schools and movements in literature such as the Bloomsbury Group and the Beat Writers.
- Original titles, as well as the most familiar English titles, for works in languages other than English.
- Recipients of major literary awards, including Pulitzer and Nobel Prise Winners.
What more can I say than this is worth its value and is an asset to any bookcase.
Now the weekend is approaching for some and here for others of us. I hope you all have a great weekend and get some time to open a book and relax within its world.
This was available from: Amazon. Trying to find places with this looks a little tricker than a few months back. If you are wanting to purchase this I would suggest you look into it sooner rather than later.