English Literature Through the Ages: Beowulf to Stevenson (Classic Reprint)

English Literature Through the Ages: Beowulf to Stevenson (Classic Reprint)

by Amy Cruse
     
 

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This book aims at telling the story of English literature through the stories of individual books. Minor writers and minor literary movements have been disregarded altogether, and space has thus been gained for a fuller treatment of the selected works, which have been chosen in the first

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Excerpt from English Literature Through the Ages: Beowulf to Stevenson

This book aims at telling the story of English literature through the stories of individual books. Minor writers and minor literary movements have been disregarded altogether, and space has thus been gained for a fuller treatment of the selected works, which have been chosen in the first place because they are great literary masterpieces, and in the second because each is representative of a particular period, a certain class of writers, or a common literary tendency. Of these books the author has told the story in considerable detail, aiming at making each appear to her readers as a living reality, not merely a constituent part of a great whole known as English Literature. She has hoped by so doing to set up along the road that must be travelled a series of bright lights, which, although they do not form a perfectly continuous line, and although they do not mark every winding and every change of level, yet do show the main features and general outline of the road, and do reveal it as a fair and pleasant path along which those who have once travelled will be willing to return again and again, exploring by-paths and finding new beauties.

This plan naturally excludes much of what is ordinarily found in histories of English literature, but at the same time care has been taken that no essential should be neglected.

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ISBN-13:
9781331417415
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Pages:
726
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.45(d)

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