A History of English Literature

Author: Michael Alexander

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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A History of English Literature has received exceptional reviews. Tracing the development of one of the world's richest literatures from the Old English period through to the present day, the narrative discusses a wide range of key authors but never loses its clarity or verve. Building on the book's established reputation and success, the third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It now provides a full final chapter on the contemporary scene, with more on genres and the impact of globalization. Features of this best-selling book include: • a helpful overview of each chapter • boxed biographies of authors, and tables of publications and historical events • on-page definitions of important terms and concepts • suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter to aid study • portraits of authors, illustrations, maps and an index. A History of English Literature remains the essential companion for anyone wishing to follow the unfolding of writing in England from its beginnings. It is ideal for those who know a few landmark texts, but little of the literary landscape that surrounds them; those who want to know what English literature consists of; and those who simply want to read its fascinating story.

A Brief History of English Literature

Author: John Peck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

View: 335

This new edition of an established text provides a lively, concise and up-to-date historical overview of the story of English literature. Focusing on how writing both reflects and challenges the periods in which it is produced, John Peck and Martin Coyle combine close readings of key texts with recent critical thinking on the interaction of literary works and culture. A Brief History of English Literature: • offers an engaging chronological narrative of all the main literary periods, from Anglo-Saxon times through to the present day • now features a new final chapter on twenty-first century literature and an updated Chronology and Further Reading section • places novels, poems, plays and other forms of writing in their social, political and cultural contexts • covers canonical and non-canonical texts. A true masterpiece of clarity and compression, this is essential reading for students of English Literature and general readers alike.

History of English Literature

Author: N. Jayapalan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist


Category: English literature

Page: 360

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The Study Deals With All Aspects Of History Of English Literature In A Comprehensive Manner. It Covers The Entire Period Of English Literature From Chaucer Down To The Modern Age. Every Age Has Been Portrayed In A Simple Manner So As To Fulfil The Requirements Of The Students Of Various Indian Universities Covering The Entire Field Of English Literature. The Study Also Provides A Clear Picture About The Life And Works Of All Great Literary Figures Such As Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Johnson, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Thomas Hardy And Others. More Attention Has Been Focused On The Important Aspects Of The History Of English Literature And All Superfluity Has Been Avoided. The Book Is A Boon For All Those Who Are Interested In The Study Of The Subject, As It Makes A Rapid Survey Of The Whole Field Without Going Into Unnecessary Details.

The Cambridge History of English Literature

Author: A. R. Waller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Page: 428

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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.