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

Overview
Works: 1,430 works in 3,147 publications in 3 languages and 120,306 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Dictionaries  Reference works  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: PN44, 803
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 )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and held by 3,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 3,308 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
Cyclopedia of literary characters by Frank N Magill( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 2,586 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 )

75 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 2,337 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 Frank N Magill( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the development and writers of short fiction from its beginning to the present
Magill's survey of cinema--English language films, first series by Frank N Magill( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of over 500 movies--from The Jazz singer to Kramer vs. Kramer--giving an account of the story line along with an examination of the directing, acting, cinematography, editing, etc. in each
Critical survey of poetry : English language series by Frank N Magill( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive overview of poets, their works, and the poetic genre in general
Masterplots : 2010 plot stories & essay reviews from the world's fine literature by Frank N Magill( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 2000 essay-reviews of plots and in-depth critical evaluations ... covering fiction, poetry, history, drama and belles lettres
Great events from history: American series by Frank N Magill( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,004 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 1,887 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 1,834 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 )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Great events from history by Frank N Magill( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short, clear articles about important people, writings and discoveries; includes Semites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Christians, Byzantines, Holy Roman Empire, middle ages & rennaisance
Critical survey of long fiction by Frank N Magill( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 1,706 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 )

15 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,677 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 )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,571 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
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 1,513 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
Psychology basics( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 475 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 405 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 279 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 (373)

Chinese (1)

French (1)

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Critical survey of short fictionCritical survey of poetry : English language seriesMasterpieces of African-American literatureMasterplots IIGreat events from historyCritical survey of long fictionPsychology basicsNotable poetsMagill's survey of world literature