The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature / Edition 1 by Steven R. Serafin, Valerie Grosvenor Myer, Valerie Grosvenor Myer | | 9780826414564 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature / Edition 1

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature / Edition 1

by Steven R. Serafin, Valerie Grosvenor Myer, Valerie Grosvenor Myer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826414567

ISBN-13: 9780826414564

Pub. Date: 04/25/2003

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

The most complete and up-to-date reference work available on all of British literature1,200 entries by more than 200 authorities70 topical entriesComplements The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature (1999) called "A wise purchase as an update and complement to the Oxford Companion" by Library Journal.The history of British literature is one of

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The most complete and up-to-date reference work available on all of British literature1,200 entries by more than 200 authorities70 topical entriesComplements The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature (1999) called "A wise purchase as an update and complement to the Oxford Companion" by Library Journal.The history of British literature is one of extraordinary breadth and complexity, extending from Aneirin and the poet of Widsith to Caedmon and the poet of Beowulf; from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Geoffrey Chaucer; from Spenser to Shakespeare; Donne and Milton to Dryden; Dr. Johnson to Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Blake; from Thackeray, Dickens, Kipling, and Hardy to the modern and postmodern eras.This book is a comprehensive guide to all British literature, including literature in English from the colonial and postcolonial periods in Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India, and New Zealand. Important authors from these areas are covered in substantive topical articles on their respective literatures. The contributors, from the UK and US, are all experts in their fields, and include:R. S. White on William BlakeW. H. New on Canadian Literature in EnglishDerek Brewer on Geoffrey ChaucerIan Ousby on Detective Fiction before 1945David Kirby on ExpatriatesMerryn Williams on Thomas HardySandie Byrne on Tony HarrisonFred Marchant on Ted HughesPeter Barnes on Ben JonsonIan MacKillop on F. R. LeavisNorman Kelvin on William MorrisClaire Tomalin on Samuel PepysPeter Finch on Poetry since 1945

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826414564
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/25/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1200
Product dimensions:
7.86(w) x 11.41(h) x 2.33(d)

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