The Encyclopedia of the Essay is the first reference work entirely devoted to the essay as a genre. Essays on more than 400 writers from around the world are included, along with geographical surveys that provide an historical framework, entries on types of essays, and entries on important single essays. Entries on closely-related genres such as letters, journals, treatises, sermons and reviews expand and explore the fluid boundaries of the essay as genre.
Used availability for Tracy Chevalier's Encyclopedia of the Essay
November 1997 : USA Hardback
October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition