The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, by J.A. Cuddon is in its fourth edition now and as such it�s been methodically revised as well as updated to preserve it as the most accessible and comprehensive work available these days to benefit teachers, students, and also general readers. It is expanded in order to contain several fresh entries, and thoroughly improved, in some cases made more succinct, in others extended and modified, and with minor and major additions too.
However, due to the untimely demise of Cuddon, who by the way had actually finished most of revision and updating work, there were still some incomplete outlines and plans left behind and these have been managed and further developed by C.E. Preston, Cambridge University, with the generous help of many of her academic colleagues.
The latest version of this highly trusted literary reference work broadly covers every aspect of literary theory, from the definitions of all important technical terms to portrayal of significant literary movements. Intended mainly for teachers, students, writers and readers in general, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory clarifies important jargon, the various schools of literary theory such as feminist criticism, structuralism, literary forms like ottava rima, sonnet, and genres like pastoral and elegy and goes on to examine historic locales, archetypes, artifacts, origins of familiar phrases, as also a lot more. Scholarly, clear-cut, inclusive, and enjoyable, this work is a literary font that every lover of words should gratefully posses.
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