A companion volume to Harvey's Oxford Companion to English Literature, published in 1942, and now considered a standard work. This new volume will prove an equally valuable reference tool. One volume dictionary of authors, titles, brief biographies, bibliographies, and novels are summarized; 134 plays; numerous short stories, essays, poems. It clases with a chronological index paralleling literary and social events. An essential book for public and school libraries, for lecturers, editors, journalists and many business offices.