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

Overview
Works: 1,305 works in 2,890 publications in 2 languages and 122,121 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Bio-bibliography  History  Biography  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: PN44, 809.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank N Magill
Masterpieces of world philosophy in summary form by Frank N Magill( Book )

29 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and held by 3,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and summarizes nearly 100 influential works through critical essays that focus on their themes and major points
Cyclopedia of literary characters by Frank N Magill( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 2,655 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
Masterpieces of world literature in digest form by Frank N Magill( Book )

76 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in English and held by 2,370 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
Critical survey of short fiction by Charles E May( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 2,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the development and writers of short fiction from its beginning to the present
Critical survey of poetry : English language series by Frank N Magill( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,045 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
Masterpieces of African-American literature( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,925 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 )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A digest of plots and critiques of 318 twentieth century nonfiction works "in the areas of autobiography, memoirs, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, and other subjects for the non-specialist reader"--Publisher's catalog
Critical survey of drama by Frank N Magill( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays, many of which discuss individual dramatists and others cover overview topics
Critical survey of long fiction by Frank N Magill( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes more than 360 interpretative essays on works of twentieth-century fiction published in the United States and Latin America
Great lives from history by Frank N Magill( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A five-volume set of biographical sketches, arranged alphabetically, of some 400 Americans, presenting their contributions and impact on United States history and development and including individual bibliographies
Masterplots II( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains discussions of 376 poems from the eighth to the late twentieth century. Complements the original six-volume Masterplots II: Poetry Series (1992), continuing its pagination and volume-number sequence
Survey of contemporary literature : updated reprints of 2,300 essay-reviews from Masterplots annuals, 1954-1976, and survey of contemporary literature supplement : with 3,300 bibliographical reference sources by Frank N Magill( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays summarizing and evaluating major novels, drama, poetry, short stories, biographies, and essays published in the United States between 1954 and 1969
Masterplots : 1,801 plot stories and critical evaluations of the world's finest literature by Frank N Magill( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and held by 1,413 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
Psychology basics( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 488 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
Notable poets( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 418 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
Magill's survey of world literature( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers profiles of major writers outside the United States from all time periods, accompanied by analysis of their significant titles of fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction
 
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Alternative Names
Magill, Frank

Magill, Frank N.

Magill, Frank N. 1907-

Magill, Frank N. 1907-1997

Magill, Frank Northen

Magill, Frank Northen 1907-

Magill, Frank Northen, 1907-1997

Magill, Frank Northern 1907-1997

Languages
English (325)

Chinese (1)

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Critical survey of short fictionCritical survey of poetry : English language seriesMasterpieces of African-American literatureMasterplots IICritical survey of long fictionMasterplots IIMasterplots : 1,801 plot stories and critical evaluations of the world's finest literaturePsychology basics