Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

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Merriam-Webster, Jan 1, 1995 - Reference - 1236 pages
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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the authors, works, genres, and terms of world literature that combines the best features of a dictionary with those of an encyclopedia. This unique reference is the result of a major collaboration between the editorial staffs of two of the world's most respected reference book publishers, Merriam-Webster and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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User Review  - Scott Golden - Goodreads

Nowadays, can you retrieve all of this info from the Wikipedia? Sure. But, then again, the ability to randomly flip pages and discover an interesting author you may never have heard of before is pretty cool in its own right. Read full review

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User Review  - Naren - Goodreads

its really a must book for a lit.ppl Read full review

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Page 47 - For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven : a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance...
Page 15 - Should'st rubies find: I by the tide Of Humber would complain. I would Love you ten years before the Flood, And you should, if you please, refuse Till the conversion of the Jews.
Page 46 - And silent was the flock in woolly fold: Numb were the Beadsman's fingers while he told His rosary, and while his frosted breath, Like pious incense from a censer old, Seem'd taking flight for heaven without a death, Past the sweet Virgin's picture, while his prayer he saith.
Page 44 - O where ha you been, Lord Randal, my son? And where ha you been, my handsome young man ?" "I ha been at the greenwood ; mother, mak my bed soon, For I'm wearied wi' hunting, and fain wad lie down.

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