An Outline of English Literature

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Britain boasts a literary heritage second to none in the Western world. In this lavishly illustrated volume, the richness, diversity, and continuity of this tradition are explored in depth by some of England's foremost literary scholars.
Through the course of the book the authors--all experts in their chosen fields--trace the evolution of English literature, from its first stirrings in Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day. The heart and soul of the book is the towering figure of Shakespeare, who is accorded a special chapter, but all the major men and women of English letters are here: Chaucer, Milton, Donne, Wordsworth, Dickens, Eliot, Auden, and the story is brought up-to-the-minute with discussions of living authors such as Seamus Heaney and Edward Bond. The detailed chronology, suggestions for further reading, and an accessible structure arranged by period make An Outline of English Literature an especially attractive reference source. And by weaving the entire story of English literary history together in a single, highly readable narrative, this book will delight both newcomers to the subject, as well as those already familiar with the richness and scope of English literature's unrivalled tradition.
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"Scholarly and enthusiastic people have written inspiring essays that induce an eagerness in their readers to return to the writers they admire."--The Economist

"Covering some thirteen centuries, the diversity and continuity of English literature have never been better displayed."--The Bloomsbury Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192829382
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/3/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Contributors:
J.A. Burrow is Winterstoke Professor of English at the University of Bristol. John Pitcher is Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford University. Philip Edwards is King Alfred Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Brian Vickers is Professor of English and Renaissance Literature at the Centre for Renaissance Studies, Zurich. Isobel Grundy is Henry Marshall Tory Professor of English at the University of Alberta. Clare Lamont is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Andrew Sanders is Lecturer in English at Birbeck College, University of London. Bernard Bergonzi is Professor of English at the University of Warwick. Martin Dodsworth is Senior Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

A Note on the Text
Map 1. Old and Middle English Literature: Places of Interest 1
1 OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH (c.700-1485)
2 Tudor Literature (1485-1603) 58
3 William Shakespeare 108
4 The Seventeenth Century (1603-1674) 150
5 Restoration and Eighteenth Century (1660-1780) 200
6 The Romantic Period (1780-1830) 250
7 High Victorian Literature (1830-1880) 299
8 Late Victorian to Modernist (1880-1930) 347
9 Mid-Twentieth-Century Literature (1930-1980) 392
Map 2. Places of General Literary Interest 442
Further Reading 443
Chronology 459
Index 477
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