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MLA Citation Style Guide: Anthology, Compilation, or Edited Book

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

Anthology, Compilation, or Edited Book (p.153-154)

The following general format and examples refer to an anthology or compilation that has been put together by an editor.  If a compiler was responsible for the work instead of an editor, use "comp." without the quotation marks, instead of "ed."
 
General Format 
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Editor Surname page number)
 
      Works Cited:
      Editor Surname, First Name, ed. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication:
            
               Publisher, Year. Medium.
 
 
Example 1
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Hurley 227-29) 
 
      Works Cited:
      Hurley, Jennifer A., ed. Readings on Flannery O’Connor. San Diego:
            
               Greenhaven, 2001. Print.
 
 
Example 2
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Kepner 30) 
 
      Works Cited:
      Kepner, Susan Fulop, ed. and trans. The Lioness in Bloom: Modern
            
               Thai Fiction about Women. Berkeley: U of California P, 1996. Print.