The Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Twentieth Century / Edition 3

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Volume 2C: The 20th Century of The Longman Anthology of British Literature is a comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged anthology that offers a rich selection of major British authors throughout the 20th Century. The anthology includes Perspectives and Companion Readings, which show how major literary writings interrelate with and respond to various social, historical, and cultural events of Great Britain in the 20th Century. With a generous representation of fiction, drama, and poetry, the second edition includes major additions of important works and an expanded illustration program. Fresh and up-to-date introductions and notes are written by an editorial team whose members are all actively engaged in teaching and in current scholarship, and illustrations show both artistic and cultural developments of the period. For those interested in British Literature of the Twentieth Century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321333964
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 12/29/2005
  • Series: Damrosch Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

* denotes selection is new to this edition.


Joseph Conrad.

Preface to The Nigger of the “Narcissus”.

Heart of Darkness.

“Heart of Darkness” and Its Time.

Joseph Conrad: From The Congo Diary.

Sir Henry Morton Stanley: From Address to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

* Responses.

* Chinua Achebe: An Image of Africa.

Gang of Four: We Live As We Dream, Alone.

Bernard Shaw.

Preface: A Professor of Phonetics.


* Response.

• Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe:
Scene from My Fair Lady.


To Francis Collison (20 August 1903).

To The Times (30 October 1906).

Thomas Hardy.


Neutral Tones.

Wessex Heights.

The Darkling Thrush.

On the Departure Platform.

The Convergence of the Twain.

At Castle Boterel.

Channel Firing.

In Time of “The Breaking of Nations”.

I Looked Up from My Writing.

“And There Was a Great Calm”.

Logs on the Hearth.

The Photograph.

The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House.



Perspectives: The Great War: Confronting the Modern.

Blast. Vorticist Manifesto.

Rebecca West. Indissoluble Matrimony.

Rupert Brooke. The Great Lover.

The Soldier.

Sigfried Sassoon. Glory of Women.


The Rear-Guard.

Everyone Sang.

Wilfred Owen. Anthem for Doomed Youth.

Strange Meeting.


Dulce et Decorum Est.

Isaac Rosenberg. Break of Day in the Trenches.

Dead Man's Dump.

David Jones. From In Parenthesis.

* Cicely Hamilton. Non-Combatant.

* May Wedderburn Cannan. Lamplight.

• Rouen.

* Pauline Barrington. ‘Education.’

* Helen Dircks. After Bourlon Wood.

* Alys Fane Trotter. The Hospital Visitor.

* Teresa Hooley. A War Film.

Speeches on Irish Independence.

Charles Stuart Parnell.

At Limerick.

Before the House of Commons.

At Portsmouth, After the Defeat of Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule Bill.

In Committee Room No. 15.

Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

Padraic Pearse.

Kilmainham Prison.

Michael Collins.

The Substance of Freedom.

William Butler Yeats.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

Who Goes with Fergus?

No Second Troy.

The Fascination of What's Difficult.

September 1913.

The Wild Swans at Coole.

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.

Easter 1916.

The Second Coming.

Prayer for My Daughter.

Sailing to Byzantium.

Meditations in Time of Civil War.

Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen.

Leda and the Swan.

Among School Children.


Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop.

Lapis Lazuli.

The Circus Animals' Desertion.

Under Ben Bulben.

E. M. Forster.

The Life to Come.

James Joyce.





The Dead.


(Chapter 13. Nausicaa).

* Responses.

* John M. Woolsey: Woolsey Decision Lifting the Ban on Ulysses.

* Seamus Heaney: Station Island.

Finnegans Wake, and a First Draft Version of Finnegan's Wake.

Shem the Penman.

T. S. Eliot.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.


Arthur Waugh: [Cleverness and the New Poetry].

Ezra Pound: Drunken Helots and Mr. Eliot.


The Waste Land.

* Responses.

* Fadwa Tuqan: In A Dead City.

* Martin Rowson: From The Waste-Land.

Journey of the Magi.

Four Quartets.

Burnt Norton.

Tradition and the Individual Talent.

Virginia Woolf.

The Lady in the Looking-Glass: A Reflection.

Mrs. Dalloway.

From A Room of One's Own.

From Three Guineas.

From The Diaries.

From Letter to Gerald Brenan (25 December 1922).

* Response.

* Sigrid Nunez: On rereading Mrs. Dalloway.

Katherine Mansfield.

The Daughters of the Late Colonel.

D. H. Lawrence.


Song of a Man Who Has Come Through.

Tortoise Shout.


Bavarian Gentians.


Odour of Chrysanthemums.

The Horse Dealer's Daughter.

Surgery for the Novel—or a Bomb.

* P.G. Wodehouse.

* The Clicking of Cuthbert.

Graham Greene.

A Chance for Mr. Lever.

Perspectives: World War II and the End of Empire.

Sir Winston Churchill. Two Speeches Before the House of Commons.

Stephen Spender. Icarus.

What I Expected.

The Express.

The Pylons.

Elizabeth Bowen. Mysterious Kôr.

Evelyn Waugh. The Man Who Liked Dickens.



Monty Python. Travel Agent.

George Orwell. Politics and the English Language.

Shooting an Elephant.

Dylan Thomas. The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower.

Fern Hill.

Poem in October.

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.

Return Journey.

* Samuel Beckett.

* Endgame.

Texts for Nothing.

4 (“Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be?”).

8 (“Only the words break the silence, all other sounds have ceased”).

The Expelled.

Postwar Poets: English Voices.

W. H. Auden.

Musée des Beaux Arts.

In Memory of W. B. Yeats.

Spain 1937.


September 1, 1939.

In Praise of Limestone.

Stevie Smith.

Not Waving but Drowning.


How Cruel Is the Story of Eve.

The New Age.

Philip Larkin.

Church Going.

High Windows.

Talking in Bed.


Sylvia Plath.

The Colossus.


Lady Lazarus.


Ted Hughes.




Dust as We Are.

Leaf Mould.

Telegraph Wires.

V. S. Naipaul.

In a Free State.

Prologue, from a Journal: The Tramp at Piraeus.

Epilogue, from a Journal: The Circus at Luxor.

Caryl Churchill.

Cloud Nine.

* Salman Rushdie.

Chekhov and Zulu.

• The Courter.

• Out of Kansas.

Perspectives: Whose Language?

* Louise Bennett. Back to Africa.

* Colonization in Reverse.

* Independence.

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. Decolonizing the Mind.

The Language of African Literature.

Nadine Gordimer. What Were you Dreaming?

Derek Walcott. A Far Cry from Africa.


The Fortunate Traveller.


50 (“I once gave my daughters, separately, two conch shells”).

52 (“I heard them marching the leaf-wet roads of my head”).

54 (“The midsummer sea, the hot pitch road, this grass, these shacks that made me”).

Seamus Heaney. The Toome Road.

The Singer's House.

The Skunk.


12 (“Like a convalescent, I took the hand”).

In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge.

* A Call.

* The Errand.


James Kelman. Home for a Couple of Days.

Eavan Boland. Anorexic.

The Journey.

The Pomegranate.

A Woman Painted on a Leaf.

Mise Eire.

* Lorna Goodison. The Mulatta as Penelope.

• On Becoming a Mermaid.

• Annie Pengelly.

* Agha Shahid Ali. Beyond English.

• In Arabic.

• Tonight.

Paul Muldoon. Cuba.


Meeting the British.

Sleeve Notes.

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Feeding a Child.


Labasheedy (The Silken Bed).

As for the Quince.

Why I Choose to Write in Irish, The Corpse That Sits Up and Talks Back.

* Gwyneth Lewis. Therapy.

* Mother Tongue.

* Robert Crawford. The Saltcoats Structuralists.

*Alba Einstein.

* W.N. Herbert. Cabaret McGonagall.

• Smirr.

Political and Religious Orders.

Money, Weights, and Measures.

Literary and Cultural Terms.




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