The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

by John McRae, Ronald Carter, John McCrae
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415123429

ISBN-13: 9780415123426

Pub. Date: 06/24/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This completely updated and expanded second edition of the wide-ranging and accessible Routledge History of Literature in English covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature with accompanying language notes exploring the interrelationships between language and literature. Highly praised for its readability and narrative style it…  See more details below

Overview

This completely updated and expanded second edition of the wide-ranging and accessible Routledge History of Literature in English covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature with accompanying language notes exploring the interrelationships between language and literature. Highly praised for its readability and narrative style it charts the principal features of literary language development and highlights key language topics. With a span of over a thousand years, from AD 600 to the present day, it emphasizes the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415123426
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/24/1997
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword
The Beginnings of English: Old and Middle English 600-1485
The Renaissance: 1485-1660
Restoration to Romanticism: 1660-1789
The Romantic Period: 1789-1832
The Nineteenth Century: 1832-1900
The Twentieth Century: 1900-45
The Twentieth Century: 1945 to the present
Winners of the Booker Prize
Winners of the Whitbread Prize
British and Irish winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Timelines
Acknowledgements
Select bibliography
Index

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