A volume is a single book i.e., a group of pages bound
between two covers. Sometimes "volume" is used as a synonym for
"work," but do remember a volume can contain more than one work
(such as an anthology), and a work
can stretch to more than one volume (such as an encyclopedia or
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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Note: This guide is still in the early stages of development.
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