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MLA Citation Style Guide: One Author

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Book with One Author (p.148-153)

The general format below refers to a book with one author.
If you are dealing with one editor instead of one author,  insert the editor's name in the place where the author's name is now, followed by a comma and the word "ed." without the quotation marks. The rest of the format remains the same.
General Format
   Parenthetical Citation: 
   (Author Surname page number)
   Works Cited:
   Author Surname, First Name. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher,
        Year. Medium.
   Parenthetical Citation: 
   (Berman 146-55)
   Works Cited:
   Berman, Ronald. Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties. Tuscaloosa: UP
        of Alabama, 2001. Print.