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Magill, Frank N. (Frank Northen) 1907-1997

Works: 1,415 works in 2,506 publications in 3 languages and 128,439 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Abstracts  History  Encyclopedias  Periodicals  Reviews 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, ed, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: PN44, 809
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Most widely held works about Frank N Magill
Most widely held works by Frank N Magill
Great events from history by Frank N Magill( Book )
26 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The three-volume American Series of Great Events from History begins with the arrival of the Indians, the first Americans, from Asia and ends with the first manned lunar landing in 1969. Between these two noteworthy happenings, 336 additional events are studied in depth through the scholarly literature they have inspired. - Preface
Cyclopedia of literary characters by Frank N Magill( Book )
33 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprises a collection of more than sixteen thousand characters from some thirteen hundred novels, dramas, and epics drawn from world literature. Major characters receive a substantial writeup in which an assessment of the character is given, a critical evaluation with regard to psychological motivation, development, possible flaws and related matters. Lesser characters receive less space but they too are analyzed. Identification and relationships are given even the most minor characters
Cyclopedia of world authors by Frank N Magill( Book )
34 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and held by 3,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magill's quotations in context by Frank N Magill( Book )
32 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 3,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawn from world literature each entry from 2020 quotations, arranged by first word of quotation, gives source, author (with dates), first publication, type of work, and then a full description of the circumstances in which the sayings were used
Masterpieces of world literature in digest form by Frank N Magill( Book )
55 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives synopses of novels, plays, epics, essays, philosophical works, and poetry, along with principle characters and date of first publication or presentation
Masterpieces of world philosophy in summary form by Frank N Magill( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
200 essay-summaries of the great philosophical works from antiquity to the modern age
Masterplots : 1,801 plot stories and critical evaluations of the world's finest literature by Frank N Magill( Book )
35 editions published between 1949 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Entries ae arranged alphabetically by title, with the type of work, author, type and time of plot, locale, first publication date, and principal characters listed. A plot synopsis is followed by a critical essay and a brief bibliography. Each entry is three to four pages in length. The four indexes included are by chronological date, by geographic locale, by title, and by author. The title 'Masterplots' does not convey the depth of information contained in the 12 volumes. The titles treated range chronologically from antiquity to the early 1990s, with the major emphasis on literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While the majority of the entries are British, European, and United States fiction, the work also encompasses drama, works or collections of poetry, and nonfiction." Am Ref Books Annu, 1997
Masterpieces of African-American literature ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A unique & vital guide that summarizes, explains, & evaluates the greatest works of African-American literature--including articles on writings from James Baldwin, W.E.B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Malcom X, Toni Morrison, & many more. The newest book in the successful masterpieces of. Series, masterpieces of African-American literature features critical descriptions of the greatest writings of African-Americans. The book has individual articles on 148 titles from every genre - novels, essays, plays & poems, including Frederick Douglass' slave narrative, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Richard Wright's Native Son, Ntozake Shange's for Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, & the poetry of Amiri Baraka. Each article contains the all important facts & dates of authorship along with analyses of characters, settings, themes, & plots. The only reference of its kind, masterpieces of African-American literature is an important guide to African-American history & culture as portrayed through literature. Frank N. Magill is the editor of masterpieces of world philosophy, & masterpieces of world literature. A panel of distinguished scholars contributed the bulk of the articles. This companion volume to Masterpieces of World Literature (1989) highlights the literary achievements of African-American authors from the 18th century to the present with individual articles on 149 major works of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Each article contains the important facts and dates of authorship along with analyses of characters, settings, themes, and plots
Masterplots II ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes more than 360 interpretative essays on works of twentieth-century fiction published in the United States and Latin America
Critical survey of long fiction ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Comprehensive study of long fiction authors, historical development and genres (early prose fiction, the novel and the novella)
Masterplots : 2010 plot stories & essay reviews from the world's fine literature by Frank N Magill( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 2000 essay-reviews of plots and in-depth critical evaluations... covering fiction, poetry, history, drama and belles lettres
Psychology basics ( )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Represents various areas of psychology, including cognition, developmental psychology, emotion, intelligence, learning, personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Among the topics given main entries are abnormality, aggression, crowd behavior, dream analysis, the endocrine system, intelligence tests, learned helplessness, phobias, smell and taste, substance abuse, suicide and visual development
Masterplots II ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the theme, characters, plot, style and technique of more than 700 nineteenth- and twentieth-century works by prominent authors from around the world
Masterpieces of Christian literature in summary form by Frank N Magill( Book )
6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The central ideas of 300 influential works on which Protestant Christianity is based"--Jacket subtitle
Critical survey of drama ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev. ed., English language series, published in 1994, and Critical survey of drama, Foreign language series, published in 1986. This new 8 vol. set contains 602 essays, of which 538 discuss individual dramatists and 64 cover broad overview topics. The dramatist profiles contain more than 310 photographs and drawings
Notable poets ( )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains articles that provide biographical and critical information about thirty-eight of the world's best-known poets, including English and foreign-language writers; covering a period that ranges from antiquity to the late twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically from Akhmatova to Herbert
Critical survey of short fiction by Charles E May( Book )
12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of the development and writers of short fiction from its beginning to the present
Magill's literary annual ( )
in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical survey of poetry : English language series by Frank N Magill( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a comprehensive overview of poets, their works, and the poetic genre in general
Masterpieces of Catholic literature in summary form by Frank N Magill( Book )
9 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Magill, Frank
Magill, Frank N.
Magill, Frank N. 1907-
Magill, Frank N. 1907-1997
Magill, Frank N. (Frank Northen), 1907-
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