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

Overview
Works: 1,287 works in 3,298 publications in 3 languages and 119,819 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Stories, plots, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  History  Bio-bibliography  Encyclopedias  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Compiler, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: PN44, 809.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank N Magill
Great events from history by Frank N Magill( Book )

35 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 3,746 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
Magill's quotations in context by Frank N Magill( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 3,353 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 )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 2,872 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
Magill's survey of cinema--English language films, first series by Frank N Magill( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of over 750 movies (additional to 515 in 1st series) - from 1927 to 1981 - 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( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive overview of poets, their works, and the poetic genre in general
Masterpieces of world philosophy in summary form by Frank N Magill( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in English and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

200 essay-summaries of the great philosophical works from antiquity to the modern age
Magill's survey of world literature( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6 volumes with 2 supplemental volumes
Masterplots : 2010 plot stories & essay reviews from the world's fine literature by Frank N Magill( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and held by 1,947 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 African-American literature( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,876 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
Cyclopedia of literary characters by Frank N Magill( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 'edition combines the characters profiled in Cyclopedias of Literary Characters (1963) and Literary Characters II (1990). It also includes all characters that appeared in more recent works of Masterplots II published through 1995.' Publisher's Note. 'Entries are arranged alphabetically by the title of the work ... [They] begin with the book's title, foreign title if originally published in a language other than English, author's name with birth and death years, date of first publication, genre, locale, time of action, and plot type. Characters are arranged in order of importance; major characters have 100- to 150-word write-ups. Volume 5 contains three indexes: title, author, and character.'" Booklist
Masterpieces of world literature in digest form by Frank N Magill( Book )

51 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in English and held by 1,856 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 drama by Frank N Magill( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. A-Chi.-- v. 2. Chu-Fra.-- v. 3. Fri-Jam.-- v. 4. Jon-Mil.-- v. 5. Mor-Sha v. 6. Sha-Z.-- v. 7. Essays, Index
Critical survey of long fiction by Frank N Magill( Book )

37 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Comprehensive study of long fiction authors, historical development and genres (early prose fiction, the novel and the novella)
Magill's survey of science by Magill's Survey of Science( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,693 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
Psychology basics( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 1,677 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 by Frank N Magill( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes more than 360 interpretative essays on works of twentieth-century fiction published in the United States and Latin America
Notable poets( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,582 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
Great lives from history by Frank N Magill( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 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 )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 1,576 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
Critical survey of long fiction( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains entries that provide biographical and career information about seventy-one world authors of long fiction, each with data on dates and places of birth and death, lists of principal works, a critical essay, and a bibliography; arranged alphabetically from A-to-Cap
 
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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 (431)

Chinese (1)

French (1)

Covers
Cyclopedia of literary charactersCritical survey of poetry : English language seriesMagill's survey of world literatureMasterpieces of African-American literatureCyclopedia of literary charactersCritical survey of long fictionMagill's survey of sciencePsychology basics