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The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Film, Second Edition
  • Authored by: John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh; Foreword by Robert Wise
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816054495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5449-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 791.43
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 608


Praise for the previous edition:

"An outstanding selective survey of a fascinating topic, well suited to both general and academic audiences, and highly recommended for all public and academic libraries."—Choice

"A wonderful resource...especially appealing to those who want to explore how classic literature has been turned into cinematographic art."—School Library Journal

The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, in-depth look at more than 300 American and foreign novels and their film adaptations. Edited and written by two renowned film scholars, with contributions from more than 70 top academics, this engaging reference explores both the popular and lesser-known films that have come to define this genre.

Each of the more than 300 illuminating entries provides an overview of the literary source and a critical assessment of its various film adaptations. This edition includes more than 30 all-new entries and numerous updates to cover new adaptations, as well as many new photographs. Providing an in-depth look at how books are selected for the silver screen, The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film, Second Edition is a fascinating study for anyone interested in film and literature.

New entries include:

  • Cold Mountain
  • The Far Side of the World (Master and Commander)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • The Hours
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Mystic River
  • The Shipping News
  • Stuart Little
  • Whale Rider.


More than 125 black-and-white photographs. 26 line illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Together, John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have authored The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays Into Film and The Encyclopedia of Filmmakers, both for Facts On File.

John C. Tibbetts is an associate professor of theater and film at the University of Kansas. He is the author of His Majesty, The American and is editor of Introduction to Photoplay and The American Theatrical Film. He has published more than 200 articles on the arts and has worked for CBS Television, the Christian Science Monitor, and The Voice of America as a television and radio broadcaster.

James M. Welsh is a professor of English at Salisbury University, Maryland and the current editor of Literature/Film Quarterly. He is founder and president of the Literature and Film Association and has worked in television. His previous works include a book on the films of Abel Gance and numerous articles for Film Comment and Films in Review.

Foreword author Robert Wise is a celebrated filmmaker and director of such classics as The Andromeda Strain, The Haunting, The Sound of Music and West Side Story.

Reviews and Awards

"Recommended for all public and academic film collections..."
Library Journal

"...has a place in both academic and popular collections and should definitely be considered by libraries in which the first edition was heavily used."

"...'an outstanding selective survey of a fascinating topic.'...Recommended."

"...especially well done in its global scope...good construction, layout, and visual appeal."
American Reference Books Annual

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