Dec 6, View Table of Contents for A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary this fifth edition places J.A. Cuddon’s indispensable dictionary firmly in. A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, 5th Edition With new entries and sensitive edits, this fifth edition places J.A. Cuddon’s indispensable. Sep 25, J. A. Cuddon was a writer, school teacher and academic. Best known for his Dictionary of Literary Terms, he also produced the large Dictionary.

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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

Extensive, forthright annotations and great essays take the browser on a delightful tour of the literary arena. The entry on “novel” takes up 40 pages.

He also wrote several plays, libretti, novels, short stories, essays, and travel narratives. There is now dlctionary better memorial to its author’s extraordinary polymathy and literary scholarship. Read reviews that mention literary terms dictionary of literary literary theory english major terms and theories purchased the book penguin dictionary reference book literary term pages text class examples comprehensive cuddon movements poetry students definitions entries.

Cuddon’s classic dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated to maintain it as the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind currently available, for students, teachers and general readers alike.

Dec 17, Mikimbizii rated it it was amazing Shelves: I admire and achieve literary benefits a lot from this book. I’ve consulted this reference book regularly in the last ten years, and it always entertains and enlightens, and seldom disappoints. Account Options Sign in. It brings all terms and theories together in a nice, compact book I also love the curved-edge pages for quick flipping.


Sep 03, Sannie Hald rated it really liked it Shelves: Vulgarly known as “back-scratching. I was also somewhat annoyed that Mr. Dec 29, Andra rated it it was amazing Shelves: A good desk top reference dictionary. Cuddon often -but not always- didn’t take the time to give a foreign title its English translation.

Expanded to include many new entries, it has been improved throughout, in places rendered more concise, in others amended and extended, with both major and minor additions. The book is a hardcover 4th edition with added materials, and is for “students, teachers, and general readers alike. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This dictionary is a great help for every literary term you are looking for!

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I came across some of the loveliest terms that tickled and rolled on my tongue like the sweetest honey. Annotators and highlighters will find their inks bleeding severely through the pages.

It is nearly pages long. They actually created an updated and more accessible version. Check it out https: As for the content, I will simply “second” the observations of earlier reviewers – and recommend that you look through their notes below to be sure this is what you want.

A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, 5th Edition

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Geared toward students, teachers, readers, and writers alike, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory explains critical jargon intertextuality, aporiaschools of literary theory structuralism, feminist criticismliterary forms sonnet, ottava rimaand genres elegy, pastoral and examines artifacts, historic locales, archetypes, origins of well-known phrases, and much, much more.

Theory is also very good, but it is a compliation of essays. Aug 04, Sadia Mansoor rated it really liked it Shelves: WileyCuddom 23, – Literary Criticism – pages. When you go to the short story section, for instance, you will find 12 pages dedicated to coverage of authors and their works dating from biblical times to the present Apr 30, C.

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