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The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the concise edition nevertheless provides instructors with substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, the concise edition of this acclaimed Broadview anthology provides focused yet wide-ranging coverage for British literature survey courses.

Highlights of Volume B include: substantial excerpts from Thomas DeQuincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater; a "Contexts" section on "India and the Orient" highlighting the effects of imperial expansion on British society and on the Romantic imagination; the complete text of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H.; Vernon Lee's short story "The Virgin of the Seven Daggers"; Augusta Webster's "A Castaway"; George Bernard Shaw's Mrs Warren's Profession, annotated by Leonard Conolly; and a large selection of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century writers including Alice Munro, Angela Carter, Kazuo Ishiguro, Seamus Heaney, Carol Anne Duffy, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781551118680
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Edition description: Concise
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1696
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

General Editors:

Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts Leonard Conolly, Trent University Kate Flint, Rutgers University Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta Don LePan, Broadview Press Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College Barry V. Qualls, Rutgers University Claire Waters, University of California, Davis

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM

Introduction to The Age of Romanticism

Political Parties and Royal Allegiances

Imperial Expansion

The Romantic Mind and Its Literary Productions

The Business of Literature

"Romantic"

A Changing Language

History of the Language and of Print Culture

ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD

Washing Day

Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, A Poem

WILLIAM BLAKE

from Songs of Innocence and of Experience

from Songs of Innocence

Introduction

The Ecchoing Green

The Lamb

The Little Black Boy

The Chimney Sweeper

The Divine Image

Holy Thursday

Infant Joy

Nurse's Song

from Songs of Experience

Introduction

The Clod & the Pebble

Holy Thursday

The Chimney Sweeper

The Sick Rose

The Fly

The Tyger

Ah! Sun-Flower

The Garden of Love

London

The Human Abstract

Infant Sorrow

A Poison Tree

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Introduction

Chapter 2: The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed

from Chapter 3: The Same Subject Continued

In Context: Contemporary Reviews of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

from The Analytical Review 12

from The Critical Review 4

from Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

Chapter 5

ROBERT BURNS

To a Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough

The Fornicator

Halloween

Address to the De'il

Flow gently, sweet Afton

Ae Fond Kiss

Robert Bruce's March To Bannockburn

A Man's A Man For A' That

Comin' thro' the Rye

A Red, Red Rose

Auld Lang Syne

Love and Liberty. A Cantata

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

from Lyrical Ballads, 1798

Advertisement

We Are Seven

Lines Written in Early Spring

The Thorn

Expostulation and Reply

The Tables Turned

Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey

from Lyrical Ballads, 1800, 1802

Preface

[There was a Boy]

[Strange fits of passion I have known]

Song [She dwelt among th'untrodden ways]

[A slumber did my spirit seal]

Lucy Gray

Nutting

Michael, A Pastoral Poem

[I Griev'd for Buonaparté]

Ode to Duty

Resolution and Independence

Composed upon Westminster Bridge

[The world is too much with us]

[It is a beauteous Evening]

London, 1802

The Solitary Reaper

[My heart leaps up]

In Context: "I wandered lonely as a cloud": Stages in the Life of a Poem

from Dorothy Wordsworth, Grasmere Journal (15 April 1802)

[I wandered lonely as a Cloud] 1807

[I wandered lonely as a Cloud] facsimile

[I wandered lonely as a Cloud] 1815

Elegiac Stanzas

Ode [Intimations of Immortality]

from The Excursion

[The Ruined Cottage]

Surprised by Joy

Mutability

Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways

In Context: Visual Depictions of "Man's Art"

CONTEXTS: READING, WRITING, PUBLISHING

from Daniel Isaac Eaton, The Pernicious Effects of the Art of Printing Upon Society, Exposed

Thomas Spence, "Examples of Safe Printing," from Pig's Meat

Joshua, "Sonnet: The Lion," from Moral and Political Magazine

from Anonymous, "On the Characteristics of Poetry" No. 2, from Monthly Magazine

from Anonymous, Letter to the Monthly Magazine

from Samuel Pratt, Gleanings in England: Descriptive of the Countenance, Mind, and Character of the Country

from Hannah More, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education

from Chapter 8: On Female Study

from Charles and Mary Lamb, "Preface," Tales from Shakespeare

from an advertisement in The Times for Thomas Bowdler's The Family Shakespeare

Anna Laetitia Barbauld, "On the Origin and Progress of Novel-Writing"

from Isaac D'Israeli, The Case of Authors Stated, Including the History of Literary Property

William Hazlitt, "A Review of The St. James Chronicle, The Morning Chronicle, The Times, The New Times, The Courier, &c., Cobbett's Weekly Journal, The Examiner, The Observer, The Gentleman's Magazine, The New Monthly Magazine, The London, &c., &c.," from The Edinburgh Review

from John Stuart Mill, "The Present State of Literature"

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

The Eolian Harp

Fears In Solitude

Frost at Midnight

from The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, in Seven Parts (1798)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In Seven Parts (1817)

In Context: The Origin of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria, Chapter 14

from A letter from the Rev. Alexander Dyce to Hartley Coleridge, 1852

The Lime-Tree Bower My Prison

Christabel

Dejection: An Ode

Work Without Hope

Kubla Khan, Or, A Vision in a Dream. A Fragment

Epitaph

On Donne's Poetry

from Lectures and Notes On Literature

[Definition of Poetry]

[Mechanic Vs. Organic Form]

from Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches of my Literary Life and Opinions

from Chapter 1

Reception of the Author's First Publication

The Effect of Contemporary Writers on Youthful Minds

Bowles's Sonnets

from Chapter 4: Mr. Wordsworth's Earlier Poems

from Chapter 11: An affectionate exortation to those who in early life feel themselves disposed to become authors

from Chapter 13: On the Imagination, or Esemplastic Power

Chapter 14: Occasion of the Lyrical Ballads

from Chapter 17: Examination of the Tenets Peculiar to Mr. Wordsworth

JANE AUSTEN

from Pride and Prejudice

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

WILLIAM HAZLITT

from The Spirit of the Age; or Contemporary Portraits

Mr. Coleridge

Mr. Wordsworth

THOMAS DE QUINCEY

from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

To the Reader

Preliminary Confessions

from Part 2

The Pleasures of Opium

Introduction to the Pains of Opium

The Pains of Opium

MARY PRINCE

The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself

In Context: Mary Prince and Slavery

Mary Prince's Petition Presented to Parliament on June 24, 1829

from Thomas Pringle, Supplement to The History of Mary Prince

from The Narrative of Ashton Warner

CONTEXTS: THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY

from John Newton, A Slave Trader's Journal

from Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

from Alexander Falconbridge, Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa

William Cowper, "Sweet Meat has Sour Sauce, or, The Slave-Trader in the Dumps"

from William Wilberforce, "Speech to the House of Commons," 13 May 1789

Proponents of Slavery

from Rev. Robert Boncher Nicholls, Observations, Occasioned by the Attempts Made in England to Effect the Abolition of the Slave Trade

from Anonymous, Thoughts on the Slavery of Negroes, as it Affects the British Colonies in the West Indies: Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of Both Houses of Parliament

from Gordon Turnbull, An Apology of Negro Slavery; or, the West India Planters Vindicated from the Charge of Inhumanity

from Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men

Anna Laetitia Barbauld, "Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq., on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade"

William Blake, Images of Slavery

from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, On the Slave Trade

from William Earle, Obi; or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack

Mary Robinson, Poems on Slavery

"The African"

"The Negro Girl"

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

Sun of the Sleepless

She walks in beauty

When we two parted

Stanzas for Music

Darkness

Prometheus

So, we'll go no more a roving

When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home

January 22nd 1842. Missolonghi

Epistle to Augusta

from Don Juan

Dedication

Canto 1

from Canto 2

from Canto 3

from Canto 7

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

To Wordsworth

Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude

Mutability

Mont Blanc. Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty

Ozymandias

Ode to the West Wind

The Cloud

To a Skylark

Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats

from Hellas

Chorus ("Worlds on worlds are rolling ever")

Chorus ("The world's great age begins anew")

Mutability ("The flower that smiles to-day")

Stanzas, Written in Dejection - December 1818, near Naples

Sonnet [Lift Not the Painted Veil]

To Night

To — ("Music, when soft voices die")

Song to the Men of England

England in 1819

from A Defence of Poetry

FELICIA HEMANS

The Homes of England

The Land of Dreams

Evening Prayer at a Girls' School

Casabianca

Corinne at the Capitol

The Effigies

The Image in Lava

Properzia Rossi

Woman and Fame

JOHN KEATS

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

On the Grasshopper and Cricket

Sleep and Poetry

On Seeing the Elgin Marbles

On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again

When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be

Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds

To Homer

The Eve of St. Agnes

Bright Star

La Belle Dame sans Merci

La Belle Dame sans Mercy

Incipit altera Sonneta

Ode to Psyche

Ode to a Nightingale

Ode on a Grecian Urn

Ode on Melancholy

Ode on Indolence

To Autumn

Lamia

This Living Hand

Selected Letters

To Benjamin Bailey (22 November 1817)

To George and Thomas Keats (December 1817)

To John Hamilton Reynolds (3 February 1818)

To John Taylor (27 February 1818)

To Benjamin Bailey (13 March 1818)

To Benjamin Bailey (18 July 1818)

To Richard Woodhouse (27 October 1818)

To George and Georgiana Keats (14 February - 3 May 1819)

To Fanny Brawne (25 July 1819)

To Percy Bysshe Shelley (16 August 1820)

To Charles Brown (30 November 1820)

In Context: Politics, Poetry, and the "Cockney School Debate"

from Leigh Hunt, "Young Poets"

from John Lockhart ("Z."), "On the Cockney School of Poetry, No. 1"

from John Lockhart ("Z."), "On the Cockney School of Poetry, No. 4"

MARY SHELLEY

from The Last Man

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

In Context: The "Last Man" Theme in the Nineteenth Century

Thomas Campbell, "The Last Man"

from Thomas Campbell's letter to the editor of The Edinburgh Review, 28 February 1825

John Martin's painting of The Last Man

THE VICTORIAN ERA

Introduction to The Victorian Era

A Growing Power

Grinding Mills, Grinding Poverty

Corn Laws, Potato Famine

"The Two Nations"

The Politics of Gender

Empire

Faith and Doubt

Victorian Domesticity

Cultural Trends

Technology

Cultural Identities

Realism

The Victorian Novel

Poetry

Drama

Prose Non-Fiction and Print Culture

The English Language in the Victorian Era

History of the Language and of Print Culture

THOMAS CARLYLE

from Sartor Resartus

from Book 2

Chapter 6: Sorrows of Teufelsdræckh

from Book 3

Chapter 8: Natural Supernaturalism

from Past and Present

from Book 1

Chapter 1: Midas

Chapter 6: Hero-Worship

from Book 3

Chapter 2: Gospel of Mammonism

Chapter 13: Democracy

from Book 4

Chapter 4: Captains of Industry

CONTEXTS: WORK AND POVERTY

Anonymous, "The Steam Loom Weaver"

from Elizabeth Bentley, Testimony before the 1832 Committee on the Labour of Children in Factories

from Andrew Ure, The Philosophy of Manufactures

from William Dodd, A Narrative of the Experience and Sufferings of William Dodd, Factory Cripple, Written by Himself

from Joseph Adshead, Distress in Manchester, Chapter 3: "Narratives of Suffering"

Thomas Hood, "Song of the Shirt"

Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, Chapter 3, "The Great Towns"

from Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton, Chapter 6

from Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor, "Boy Crossing-Sweepers and Tumblers"

from Charles Dickens, Hard Times, Chapter 5, "The Key-Note"

JOHN STUART MILL

from The Subjection of Women

Chapter 1

CONTEXTS: THE PLACE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY

from Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Daughters of England: Their Position in Society, Character and Responsibilities

from Anonymous, "Hints on the Modern Governess System," Fraser's Magazine

from Harriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of Women

from Coventry Patmore, The Angel in the House

The Wife's Tragedy

The Foreign Land

from Eliza Lynn Linton, "The Girl of the Period," Saturday Review, March 1868

from Frances Power Cobbe, "Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors," Fraser's Magazine, December 1868

from "Between School and Marriage," The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. 7

from Emma Brewer, "Our Friends the Servants," The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. 14

from Sarah Grand, "The New Aspect of the Woman Question," North American Review 158

from Mona Caird, "Does Marriage Hinder A Woman's Self-Development?" Lady's Realm

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

The Cry of the Children

To George Sand: A Desire

To George Sand: A Recognition

A Year's Spinning

The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point

from Sonnets from the Portuguese

Sonnet 1 ("I thought once how Theocritus had sung")

Sonnet 7 ("The face of all the world is changed, I think")

Sonnet 13 ("And wilt thou have me fasten into speech")

Sonnet 21 ("Say over again, and yet once over again")

Sonnet 22 ("When our two souls stand up erect and strong")

Sonnet 24 ("Let the world's sharpness, like a clasping knife")

Sonnet 26 ("I lived with visions for my company")

Sonnet 28 ("My letters! all dead paper, mute and white!")

Sonnet 43 ("How do I love thee? Let me count the ways")

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

Mariana

The Palace of Art

The Lady of Shalott

The Lotos-Eaters

Ulysses

The Epic [Morte d'Arthur]

Morte d'Arthur

[Break, break, break]

Locksley Hall

from The Princess

[Sweet and Low]

[The Splendour Falls]

[Tears, Idle Tears]

[Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal]

[Come Down, O Maid]

[The Woman's Cause is Man's]

In Memoriam A.H.H.

The Eagle

The Charge of the Light Brigade

[Flower in the Crannied Wall]

Vastness

Crossing the Bar

In Context: Images of Tennyson

from Thomas Carlyle, Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 5 August 1844

In Context: Victorian Images of Arthurian Legend

In Context: Crimea and the Camera

Roger Fenton, Selected Photographs

ROBERT BROWNING

Porphyria's Lover

Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister

My Last Duchess

Home-Thoughts, from Abroad

The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church

Meeting at Night

Parting at Morning

How It Strikes a Contemporary

Memorabilia

Love Among the Ruins

"Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"

Fra Lippo Lippi

The Last Ride Together

Andrea del Sarto

A Woman's Last Word

CHARLES DICKENS

from Sketches by Boz

Chapter 2: A Christmas Dinner

A Walk in the Workhouse

EMILY BRONTË

Remembrance

Plead for Me

The Old Stoic

My Comforter

[Loud without the wind was roaring]

[A little while, a little while]

[Shall Earth no more inspire thee]

[No coward soul is mine]

Stanzas

[The night is darkening round me]

[I'm happiest when most away]

[If grief for grief can touch thee]

GEORGE ELIOT

O, May I Join the Choir Invisible

from Brother and Sister Sonnets

Sonnet 11 ("School parted us; we never found again")

from Adam Bede

Chapter 17: In Which the Story Pauses a Little

JOHN RUSKIN

from Modern Painters

A Definition of Greatness in Art

Of Truth of Water

from The Stones of Venice

The Nature of Gothic

MATTHEW ARNOLD

The Forsaken Merman

Isolation. To Marguerite

To Marguerite—Continued

The Buried Life

The Scholar-Gipsy

Stanzas from The Grande Chartreuse

Dover Beach

East London

West London

from The Function of Criticism at the Present Time

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

The Blessed Damozel

The Woodspurge

Jenny

My Sister's Sleep

Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee

from The House of Life

The Sonnet

Sonnet 6a. Nuptial Sleep

Sonnet 10. The Portrait

Sonnet 77. Soul's Beauty

Sonnet 78. Body's Beauty

Sonnet 97. A Superscription

Sonnet 101. The One Hope

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

Goblin Market

In Context: Illustrating Goblin Market

A Triad

Remember

A Birthday

After Death

An Apple-Gathering

Echo

Winter: My Secret

"No, Thank You, John"

A Pause Of Thought

Song ("She sat and sang alway")

Song ("When I am dead, my dearest")

Dead Before Death

Monna Innominata

Cobwebs

In an Artist's Studio

Promises like Pie-crust

In Progress

Sleeping at Last

LEWIS CARROLL

Verses Recited by Humpty Dumpty

Jabberwocky

In Context: "Jabberwocky"

from Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

from Chapter 1: Looking-Glass House

from Chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty

In Context: The Photographs of Lewis Carroll

AUGUSTA WEBSTER

A Castaway

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Hymn to Proserpine

A Forsaken Garden

THOMAS HARDY

The Son's Veto

In Context: Hardy's Notebooks and Memoranda

Hap

Neutral Tones

The Darkling Thrush

The Ruined Maid

A Broken Appointment

Shut out that Moon

The Convergence of the Twain

Channel Firing

The Voice

Transformations

In Time of "The Breaking of Nations"

The Photograph

During Wind and Rain

The Oxen

Going and Staying

In Context: Hardy's Reflections on the Writing of Poetry

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

God's Grandeur

The Wreck of the Deutschland

The Windhover: to Christ our Lord

Pied Beauty

Felix Randal

Spring and Fall: to a Young Child

[As kingfishers catch fire]

[No worst, there is none]

[I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day]

[Not, I'll not, carrion comfort]

That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection

[Thou art indeed just, Lord]

In Context: The Growth of "The Windhover"

from Journal 1870-1874

["Inscape" and "Instress"]

from Letter to Robert Bridges, 25 February 1879

Author's Preface

"MICHAEL FIELD" — KATHARINE BRADLEY AND EDITH COOPER

The Magdalen

La Gioconda

A girl

It was deep April, and the morn

To Christina Rossetti

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Requiem

from A Child's Garden of Verses

Whole Duty of Children

Looking Forward

The Land of Nod

Good and Bad Children

Foreign Children

OSCAR WILDE

Impression du Matin

E Tenebris

To Milton

from "The Critic as Artist"

from "The Decay of Lying"

Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Importance of Being Earnest

In Context: Wilde and "The Public"

Interview with Oscar Wilde, St. James Gazette, January 1895

In Context: The First Wilde Trial (1895)

from The Transcripts of the Trial

VERNON LEE

The Virgin of the Seven Daggers

RUDYARD KIPLING

Gunga Din

The Widow at Windsor

Recessional

The White Man's Burden

If—

In Context: Victoria and Albert

In Context: The "White Man's Burden" in the Philippines

Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League

CONTEXTS: RACE, EMPIRE, AND A WIDER WORLD

from Frances Trollope, Domestic Manners of the Americans

from Chapter 1: Entrance of the Mississippi

from Chapter 3: Company on Board the Steam Boat

from Chapter 34: Return to New York—Conclusion

from Thomas Babington Macaulay, "Minute on Indian Education"

from Report of a Speech by William Charles Wentworth, Australian Legislative Council

from William H. Smith, Smith's Canadian Gazetteer

Carlyle, Mill, and "The Negro Question"

from Thomas Carlyle, "Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question," Fraser's Magazine

from John Stuart Mill, "The Negro Question," Fraser's Magazine

from Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor

"Hindo Beggars"

Dickens and Thackeray on the Race Question

from Charles Dickens, "The Noble Savage," Household Words

from William Makepeace Thackeray, Letters to Mrs. Carmichael-Smyth

To Mrs. Carmichael-Smyth, 26 January 1853

To Mrs. Carmichael-Smyth, 13 February 1853

Conservatives, Liberals, and Empire

from William Gladstone, "Our Colonies"

from Benjamin Disraeli, "Conservative and Liberal Principles"

from Cecil Rhodes, Speech Delivered in Cape Town, 18 July 1899

from David Livingstone, "Cambridge Lecture Number 1"

Eliza M., "Account of Cape Town," King William's Town Gazette

from Agnes Macdonald, "By Car and Cowcatcher," Murray's Magazine

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND

Introduction to The Early Twentieth Century: From 1900 to Mid-Century

The Edwardian Period

The World Wars

Marx, Einstein, Freud, and Modernism

The Place of Women

Avant-Garde and Mass Culture

Sexual Orientation

Ireland

Ideology and Economics in the 1930s and 1940s

The Literature of the 1930s and 1940s

Literature and Empire

The English Language in the Early Twentieth Century

History of the Language and of Print Culture

BERNARD SHAW

Mrs Warren's Profession

JOSEPH CONRAD

An Outpost of Progress

The Preface to The Nigger of the "Narcissus"

The Secret Sharer

A.E. HOUSMAN

Loveliest of Trees

To an Athlete Dying Young

Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff

The Chestnut Casts His Flambeaux

Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

SIEGFRIED SASSOON

They

Glory of Women

Everyone Sang

from Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

WILFRED OWEN

Arms and the Boy

Dulce et Decorum Est

Anthem for Doomed Youth

Strange Meeting

Futility

CONTEXTS: WAR AND REVOLUTION

from Anonymous, "Introduction" to Songs and Sonnets for England in War Time

"In Flanders Fields": The Poem and Some Responses

John McCrae, "In Flanders Fields"

John Mitchell, "Reply to 'In Flanders Fields'"

J.A. Armstrong, "Another Reply to 'In Flanders Fields'"

Elizabeth Daryush, "Flanders Fields"

Anonymous, "I Learned to Wash in Shell-Holes"

J.P. Long and Maurice Scott, "Oh! It's a Lovely War"

from Rebecca West, "The Cordite Makers"

from Francis Marion Beynon, Aleta Day

from Chapter 24: War

Ivor Gurney, "To his Love"

Vance Palmer, "The Farmer Remembers the Somme"

from Robert Graves, Good-Bye to All That

from Chapter 17

from May Wedderburn Cannan, Grey Ghosts and Voices

from "Proceedings" of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets of Workers', Soldiers', and Peasants' Deputies

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

When You Are Old

Who Goes with Fergus?

Adam's Curse

No Second Troy

Easter 1916

The Wild Swans at Coole

In Memory of Major Robert Gregory

Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen

A Prayer for my Daughter

An Irish Airman Foresees his Death

The Second Coming

Meditations in Time of Civil War

Leda and the Swan

Among School Children

Sailing to Byzantium

The Tower

A Dialogue of Self and Soul

Byzantium

For Anne Gregory

Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop

Lapis Lazuli

The Circus Animals' Desertion

Under Ben Bulben

In Context: The Struggle for Irish Independence

Poblacht na h-Eireann / Proclamation of the Irish Republic

Pádraic Pearse, "Statement"

VIRGINIA WOOLF

The Mark on the Wall

Blue & Green

Kew Gardens

Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street

Modern Fiction

from A Room of One's Own

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

from "A Sketch of the Past"

In Context: Woolf and Bloomsbury

JAMES JOYCE

Eveline

Araby

The Dead

from Ulysses

Chapter 13 [Nausicaa]

D.H. LAWRENCE

Tortoise Shout

Snake

Bavarian Gentians

The Prussian Officer

Odour of Chrysanthemums

KATHERINE MANSFIELD

Bliss

The Garden Party

T.S. ELIOT

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Preludes

Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar

Gerontion

The Waste Land

Journey of the Magi

Marina

Burnt Norton

Tradition and the Individual Talent

The Metaphysical Poets

In Context: T.S. Eliot and Anti-Semitism

JEAN RHYS

Let Them Call It Jazz

GEORGE ORWELL

from Homage to Catalonia

Politics and the English Language

Shooting an Elephant

In Context: Elephants in Asia

SAMUEL BECKETT

Krapp's Last Tape

W.H. AUDEN

[O what is that sound]

[At last the secret is out]

[Funeral Blues]

Spain 1937

[Lullaby]

[As I walked out one evening]

Musée des Beaux Arts

In Memory of W.B. Yeats

September 1, 1939

from The Sea and the Mirror

[Song of the Master and Boatswain]

The Shield of Achilles

"The Truest Poetry is the Most Feigning"

In Context: Auden on the Nature and Craft of Poetry

from "Writing"

Introduction to the Late Twentieth Century and Beyond: 1945 to the Twenty-First Century

The End of the War and the Coming of the Welfare State

The End of Empire

From the 1960s to Century's End

Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The New Millennium

The History of the English Language

DYLAN THOMAS

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

Fern Hill

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London

PHILIP LARKIN

Days

Church Going

Talking in Bed

Dockery and Son

Annus Mirabilis

High Windows

This Be The Verse

Vers de Société

The Old Fools

Aubade

TED HUGHES

The Thought-Fox

Pike

Wodwo

Theology

A Childish Prank

The Seven Sorrows

Heptonstall Old Church

You Hated Spain

Daffodils

CHINUA ACHEBE

The Sacrificial Egg

from "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness"

SEAMUS HEANEY

Digging

Thatcher

The Wife's Tale

The Grauballe Man

Punishment

Casualty

Seeing Things

Englands of the Mind

ALICE MUNRO

The View from Castle Rock

NGUGI WA THIONG'O

from Decolonising the Mind

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

ANGELA CARTER

The Bloody Chamber

JOHN CLEESE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN

from Monty Python's Flying Circus

Dead Parrot Sketch

Pet Conversation

Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook

Spam

SALMAN RUSHDIE

Is Nothing Sacred?

KAZUO ISHIGURO

A Village After Dark

CAROL ANN DUFFY

Stealing

Adultery

The Good Teachers

Drunk

Mean Time

Mrs. Lazarus

Wish

Rapture

APPENDICES

Reading Poetry

Maps

Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Glossary of Terms

British Money

Texts and Contexts: Chronological Chart

Bibliography

Permissions Acknowledgments

Index of First Lines

Index of Authors and Titles

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