A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

eBook - 2007 | 2nd ed.
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This is the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than "universal" psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we all frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold), and gives hundreds of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this new edition, Michael Ferber has included over twenty completely new entries (including bear, holly, sunflower, and tower), and has added to many of the existing entries. Enlarged and enriched from the first edition, its informed style and rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars, but for all students of literature.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York [N.Y.] : Cambridge University Press, 2007 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.)
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781849724685
Characteristics: 1 online resource (347 entries) :,1 image, digital files.
Additional Contributors: Credo Reference (Firm)


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