An Outline of English Literature

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This revised and updated volume explores the richness, diversity, and continuity of Britain's literary heritage. Under the general editorship of Pat Rogers, some of Britain's foremost literary scholars trace the history of English literature from its first stirrings in Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day.
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Overview

This revised and updated volume explores the richness, diversity, and continuity of Britain's literary heritage. Under the general editorship of Pat Rogers, some of Britain's foremost literary scholars trace the history of English literature from its first stirrings in Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day.
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Praise for the previous edition*:

"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: 9780192880789
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.10 (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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