A Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms 3rd Edition

Edwin Barton, Glenda A. Hudson

  • © 2012
  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2004, 1997
  • 320 Pages


A CONTEMPORARY GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS is a brief, affordable, and accessible handbook of literary terms for a full range of courses, including introduction to literature, literature for composition, American literature, British literature, and Shakespeare. In clear, concise, and user-friendly language, the text highlights its entries with contemporary, multicultural examples. This third edition features more terms and new entries for all periods of literary history.

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What's New

  • The third edition features new terms ranging from postcolonialism and ecocriticism to fairy tale and sublime. A detailed review of all terms has been completed and necessary updates have been made.
  • The text includes an updated section on MLA documentation as well as a new sample student essay.

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