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MLA Style Guide, 9th Edition: Book with Editor(s)

Books with Editor(s)

Material Type In-text Citation Works Cited

Book with author(s) and editors - citing a portion written by the author(s)

(Tynan 131) 

Tynan, Kenneth. "The Kansas Farm Murders." The Critical Response to Truman Capote, edited by Joseph J. Waldmeir and John C. Waldmeir, Greenwood Press, 1999, pp. 129-34.​

Book with author(s) and editors(s) - citing a portion written by the editor(s) (Coetzee vi-viii)

Coetzee, J. M. Introduction. The Confusions of Young Torless, by Robert Musil, translated by Shaun Whiteside, Penguin Classics, 2001, pp. xix-xxxvi.

If you are citing a portion of the book written by the editor, begin with the editor. Give the author's name after the title preceded by [by].

Anthology with editor(s)    (O'Brien 690)

O'Brien, Tim. "The Things They Carried." Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, edited by Robert DiYanni, 6th ed., McGraw Hill, 2007, pp. 684-97.

Book with editor(s) and no author (Tallett and Trim 311-21)                                       

Tallett, Frank and D.J.B. Trim, editors. European Warfare, 1350-1750. Cambridge UP, 2010.