"Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 4,900 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivaled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries."--Webpage
"Based on the seventh edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature (2009)"--Preface
"Previous editions edited by Margaret Drabble and Jenny Stringer."