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

Overview
Works: 982 works in 2,745 publications in 4 languages and 125,202 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  History  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: PN44, 809
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Frank N Magill
 
Most widely held works by Frank N Magill
Masterplots II by Frank N Magill( Book )

61 editions published between 1949 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 11,551 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
Masterplots : 2010 plot stories & essay reviews from the world's fine literature by Frank N Magill( Book )

107 editions published between 1949 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 5,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 2000 essay-reviews of plots and in-depth critical evaluations ... covering fiction, poetry, history, drama and belles lettres
Cyclopedia of literary characters by Frank N Magill( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 3,986 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
Critical survey of drama by Frank N Magill( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays examine representative plays and identify themes and characteristics employed by fifty dramatists not covered in the original series. Also updates the original series with more recent information on prizes, achievements, and awards of the literary form
Great events from history by Frank N Magill( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,946 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
Critical survey of long fiction by Stephen Harrigan( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Comprehensive study of long fiction authors, historical development and genres (early prose fiction, the novel and the novella)
Cyclopedia of world authors by Frank N Magill( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and held by 3,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Masterpieces of world philosophy in summary form by Frank N Magill( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and held by 3,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and summarizes nearly 100 influential works through critical essays that focus on their themes and major points
Magill's survey of science by Frank N Magill( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 3,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Survey makes accessible the core knowledge of the sciences to curious readers with no special preparation. Within the 377 articles here, 141 cover the major subfields of physical geology, 26 treat areas of economic geology, from essential minerals and other earth resources to the variety of ways man harnesses geothermal, wind, ocean, solar, and nuclear power. Thirty articles examine a range of issues in geochemistry. Geophysics is given full coverage in 35 articles. The planet's history, as well as its impact on the development of life and various early life forms, is explored in 22 articles on fossils, ice ages, dinosaurs, mass extinctions, and evolution. Water is examined in all its forms and sources in 27 articles. There are 36 articles on the solar system, eight on major mountain ranges, soils are done in eight, the atmosphere in 18. Averaging seven pages, articles begin with ready-reference matter and a list of principal terms. A summary section forms the major part of each article, providing a description of either the phenomenon or the methodology. "Context," the concluding section of each essay, presents the conclusions, applications, and implications derived from investigation of the topic. Finally, an annotated, selected bibliography directs the reader to sources that are accessible to the nonspecialist. Cross-references lists articles that offer additional information on the same or a related topic
Great lives from history( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 2,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A five-volume set of biographical sketches, arranged alphabetically, of more than 476 prominent individuals from all walks of life who have made significant contributions and impact on British and Commonwealth history and development. Includes bibliographies for each individual entry
Masterpieces of world literature in digest form by Frank N Magill( Book )

40 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in English and held by 2,874 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
Magill's quotations in context by Frank N Magill( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 2,868 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
Critical survey of poetry : English language series by Frank N Magill( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 2,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive overview of poets, their works, and the poetic genre in general
Great events from history II by Frank N Magill( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference resource presents "entirely original articles, treating twentieth century events never before covered. The current five volumes of Human Rights address 462 topics in the history of human rights, both instances of human rights denial and human rights advances."--Page v of Publisher's note
Survey of social science( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of African-American literature( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,965 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
The Nobel Prize winners( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive list of Nobel Prize Laureates in Physics, at the Nobel Prize Internet Archive, from most recent back to 1901. Also available in alphabetical order
Masterpieces of Christian literature in summary form by Frank N Magill( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The central ideas of 300 influential works on which Protestant Christianity is based"--Jacket subtitle
Magill's literary annual( )

in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. for 1984- include cumulative author index, 1983-84-
Psychology basics( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 514 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
 
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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-

Magill, Frank Northen 1907-

Magill, Frank Northern, 1907-1997

Languages
English (569)

Chinese (2)

Spanish (1)

French (1)

Covers
Masterplots : 2010 plot stories & essay reviews from the world's fine literatureCyclopedia of literary charactersCritical survey of dramaGreat events from historyCritical survey of long fictionCyclopedia of world authorsMasterpieces of world philosophy in summary formMagill's survey of science