The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature / Edition 1

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Overview

Chapter by chapter the authors trace the history of English literature, from the earliest Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A beautiful book! I'll definitely recommend it to students."--Carolyn Woodward, Univ. of New Mexico

"An impressive volume. The illustrations alone would make it so. Paintings, woodcuts, photographs, engravings, cartoons, and manuscripts have been chosen by the contributors as especially revealing of the concerns of the different eras. Portraits bring the authors to life. Even the captions are pithy little essays, making the most casual examination of the book a rewarding experience. For the serious student, this reference is a must."--Kliatt

"A compact and very useful overview that I intend to have all my students own."--Robert Dupree, University of Dallas

"Dexterous but not cursory, learned without being pedantic or sluggish, the authorities who've put their heads together here highlight exemplary works that have impressed and moved readers and that have contributed significantly to the phenomenally brilliant body of English literature. This large book is helpful as a reference, but it also reads fluidly from cover to cover. Quite engagingly illustrated."--Booklist

"This is a book of discoveries."--The Christian Science Monitor

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192854377
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Illustrated Histories Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 556
  • Sales rank: 1,438,982
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Editor:
Pat Rogers is Professor of English at Bristol University. He is the author of numerous books and a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and The London Review of Books. He is a former president of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Johnson Society.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Pat Rogers
1. Old and Middle English, J.A. Burrow
2. Tudor Literature, John Pitcher
3. William Shakespeare, Philip Edwards
4. The Seventeenth Century, Brian Vickers
5. Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Isobel Grundy
6. The Romantic Period, Claire Lamont
7. High Victorian Literature, Andrew Sanders
8. Late to Modernist, Bernard Bergonzi
9. Mid-Twentieth-Century Literature, Marin Dodsworth

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