Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (Google eBook)

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Merriam-Webster, Inc
Merriam-Webster, Jan 1, 1995 - Reference - 1236 pages
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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the authors, works, genres, and terms of world literature that combines the best features of a dictionary with those of an encyclopedia. This unique reference is the result of a major collaboration between the editorial staffs of two of the world's most respected reference book publishers, Merriam-Webster and Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  

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Bought this used on amazon, which is a great way to get books. I highly recommend this book just for browsing. I can spend hours looking through this volume for nothing in particular Read full review

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Page 47 - For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven : a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance...
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Merriam Webster Inc, Springfield, MA

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