Masterplots: 1,801 plot stories and critical evaluations of the world's finest literature

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Salem Press, 1996 - Poetry - 624 pages
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Masterplots was the first book published by Salem Press in 1949 and is the original work of literary reference offering plot summaries. From a collection of 500 plot summaries of world-famous novels, plays, poems and works of non-fiction, Masterplots has grown to cover plot synopses, critical commentary, character profiles, literary settings and biographical profiles in more than 12,000 reference articles. Masterplots articles are designed to be efficient reference sources, providing available facts about a work at a glance. Each article opens with ready-reference information: Type of work, author, first publication date, and English translation date where applicable. Narrative works also receive type of plot, time of plot, locale, and principal characters.

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Contents

ConfessionsSaint Augustine
1239
The Confessions of Nat TurnerWilliam Styron
1254
ConingsbyBenjamin Disraeli
1267
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Dr. Frank N. Magill has been a writer and editor of distinguished reference works for the past forty years. John K. Roth is Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. In 1988, he was named Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Laurence Mazzeno retired as president of Alvernia College, Pennsylvania.

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