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

Overview
Works: 1,386 works in 2,558 publications in 3 languages and 127,174 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Abstracts  History  Periodicals  Reviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, ed, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: PN44, 809
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank N Magill
Cyclopedia of literary characters by Frank N Magill( Book )

36 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 4,077 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
Great events from history by Frank N Magill( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,039 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 world authors by Frank N Magill( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and held by 3,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and summarizes nearly 100 influential works through critical essays that focus on their themes and major points
Masterpieces of world literature in digest form by Frank N Magill( Book )

60 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,398 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 3 languages and held by 2,942 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 drama by Frank N Magill( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 2,763 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
Masterpieces of African-American literature( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,984 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
Critical survey of long fiction by Frank N Magill( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 1,830 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( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes more than 360 interpretative essays on works of twentieth-century fiction published in the United States and Latin America
Masterplots : 2010 plot stories & essay reviews from the world's fine literature by Frank N Magill( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 2000 essay-reviews of plots and in-depth critical evaluations... covering fiction, poetry, history, drama and belles lettres
Masterpieces of Christian literature in summary form by Frank N Magill( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The central ideas of 300 influential works on which Protestant Christianity is based"--Jacket subtitle
Masterplots II( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,603 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 : 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 1,498 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
Critical survey of short fiction by Frank N Magill( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,472 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 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical survey of poetry : English language series by Frank N Magill( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 1,415 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 )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology basics( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 533 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 427 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
 
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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-

Languages
English (319)

Chinese (1)

French (1)

Covers
Great events from historyCyclopedia of world authorsMasterpieces of world philosophy in summary formMasterpieces of world literature in digest formCritical survey of dramaMasterpieces of African-American literatureMasterplots : 1,801 plot stories and critical evaluations of the world's finest literatureCritical survey of poetry : English language series