The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland / Edition 1

The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland / Edition 1

by Ronald Carter, John McRae
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415123437

ISBN-13: 9780415123433

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

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

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:
9780415123433
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
612
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(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

The Twentieth Century: 1900-45

The Twentieth Century: 1945 to the Present

Winners of the Booker Prize

British and Irish Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Timelines

Acknowledgments

Select Bibliography

Index

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