Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, 2020 Edition

  • Volume 388
  • Includes volumes 1-386, yearbooks volumes 1-19 and documentary supplements 1-23
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  • ISBN-10: 141445788X
  • ISBN-13: 9781414457888
  • eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released December 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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There's no better way to keep up with literary perspectives, clear shelf space and give users the familiar engaging book experience 24/7 than Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online. For 30 years, libraries have looked to Dictionary of Literary Biography for biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential literary figures.

Now imagine this print reference - more than 16,000 articles and thousands of images - online and digitized to match the look and feel of the print source! This award-winning content is now easy to search, retrieve and analyze.

This online collection is comprised of:

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography (vols. 1-348)
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series (50 vols.)
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (23 vols.)

That's a total of more than 420 volumes and 164,000 pages that are easy to search and retrieve. Supporting AP/IB curricula in literature as well as university-level coursework, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online is an invaluable source for tracing the development of an author's catalog and evolution of his/her reputation.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online includes a one-time purchase of past volumes - providing every article from all volumes published through the end of 2009. A Standing Order option brings new Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online releases to your online collection as soon as they're published.

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