First published in 1932, as the second edition of a 1907 original, this informative and insightful book was aimed at a wide readership and was primarily intended 'to give a connected account of the successive movements of English literature, to describe the work of writers both of primary and of secondary importance, and to discuss the interaction between English and foreign literatures'. Chapter titles include, 'Old English Christian Poetry', 'The Arthurian Legend' and 'Metrical Romances 1200-1500'. Cognate subjects are also covered and explored, such as oratory, journalism and typography. This vibrant and visionary book provides a solid historical overview and reflection on the history of the subject and effortlessly bridges the gap between all the key movements of English literature. Capturing the excitement and intrigue of the story of English literature, this detailed and accessible book will be of considerable value to specialists and non-specialists alike.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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Table of ContentsPrefatory note; 1. The beginnings A. R. Waller; 2. Runes and manuscripts A. C. Paues; 3. Early national poetry H. M. Chadwick; 4. Old English Christian poetry M. Bentinck Smith; 5. Latin writings in England to the time of Alfred M. R. James; 6. Alfred and the Old English prose of his reign P. G. Thomas; 7. From Alfred to the Conquest J. S. Westlake; 8. The Norman Conquest A. R. Waller; 9. Latin chroniclers from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries W. Lewis Jones; 10. English scholars of Paris and Franciscans of Oxford. Latin literature of England from John of Salisbury to Richard of Bury J. E. Sandys; 11. Early translation English J. W. H. Atkins; 12. The Arthurian legend W. Lewis Jones; 13. Metrical romances, 1200-1500. I W. P. Ker; 14. Metrical romances, 1200-1500. II J. W. H. Atkins; 15. Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawayne Israel Gollancz; 16. Later translation English. I. Legendaries and chroniclers Clara L. Thomson; 17. Later translation English. II. Secular lyrics; tales; social satire A. R. Waller; 18. The prosody of Old and Middle English George Saintsbury; 19. Changes in language to the days of Chaucer Henry Bradley; 20. The Anglo-French law language F. W. Maitland; Appendix to chapter 7 J. S. Westlake.