A quick-reference guide to authors and their works. The focus is on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American, Commonwealth, and other foreign writers.
Who wrote Peyton Place? Was Animal Farm published before or after Nineteen Eighty-Four? Find out quickly who wrote what book with the help of this reference guide to writers and their works. Covering over 25,000 works of British, American, and European literature from 1475 to the present day, this indispensable reference book offers readers two ways to access information on an author or book title, thanks to its easy-to-use cross-referencing system of alphabetically arranged sections. Over 3,000 authors are listed by surname in the Author Index, allowing readers to find birth-dates, death-dates, and lists of their published works with publication dates and genre, all at a glance. All the books cited in the Author Index are listed in alphabetical order in the Title Index, allowing readers to identify an author of a work if they know only the title. Covering poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as novels and short stories, this reference book will prove invaluable to anybody answering questions on authorship.