The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory - Penguin Reference Library

5th edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

'An indispensable work of reference' Times Literary Supplement

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism. Now in its fifth edition, it remains the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind, and is invaluable for students, teachers and general readers alike.

- Gives definitions of technical terms (hamartia, iamb, zeugma) and critical jargon (aporia, binary opposition, intertextuality)

- Explores literary movements (neoclassism, romanticism, vorticism) and schools of literary theory

- Covers genres (elegy, fabliau, pastoral) and literary forms (haiku, ottava rima, sonnet)

Book information

ISBN: 9780141047157
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: 5th edition
DEWEY: 803
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 816
Weight: 564g
Height: 198mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 37mm