Friday 10 February 2017

Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia

Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Edited by Bruce Murphy
ISBN: 0-06-270110-X

A Completely Revised and Updated Edition of the Classic
Encyclopedia of World Literature

Hi Everyone,

I purchased this book a few months ago and I have to say I am impressed.  I had no idea there was an encyclopedia just for reader's.  Now, there is Google and Wiki but having this on my bookcase is just beautiful.  Is there still a place for an encyclopedia on a bookcase....Yes!  Especially one like this.  It is a resource that I would encourage every home to have for their children to flick through, especially those who have children/young adults of exam age.

The description tells of everything I would like to comment on...


For nearly fifty year this unique single-volume encyclopedia of world literature has been hailed as the best available.  Here are over 10,000 informative entries, covering everything a reader could wish to know:
  • Biographies of poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists, and belletrists from around the world and through the ages, from Aristophanes to Toni Morrison, from Chaung Tzu to Juan Rulfo.
  • Plot summaries of important literary works, ranging from Salome to Leopold Bloom.
  • Myth, legend, and folklore, covering everything from Isis to the Midgard Serpentto the paladins.
  • biographies of artists, musicians, philosophers, and other historical personages - ranging from Roman emperors to U.S presidents - who figure prominently in literature.
  • Accounts of significant schools and movements in literature such as the Bloomsbury Group and the Beat Writers.
  • Original titles, as well as the most familiar English titles, for works in languages other than English.
  • Recipients of major literary awards, including Pulitzer and Nobel Prise Winners.
And more...

What more can I say than this is worth its value and is an asset to any bookcase. 

Now the weekend is approaching for some and here for others of us.  I hope you all have a great weekend and get some time to open a book and relax within its world.

Happy reading

This was available from: Amazon.  Trying to find places with this looks a little tricker than a few months back.  If you are wanting to purchase this I would suggest you look into it sooner rather than later.

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