The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Medieval Period, 2r.ed v. 1

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Medieval Period, 2r.ed v. 1

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This package includes "The Broadview Anthology of British Literature" - "Volume 1: The Medieval Period, Second Edition" and "Volume 2: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century". In all six of its volumes "The Broadview Anthology of British Literature" presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments.
Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, "The Broadview Anthology of British Literature" embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. "Volume 1: The Medieval Period, Second Edition" - the second edition of volume one of "The Broadview Anthology of British Literature" will include considerably more of Langland's Pier's Plowman than appears in the first edition, and will include for the first time the work of John Gower. Also new to the bound book component of the anthology will be the "York Crucifixion Play", and additional work by Chaucer. With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology. Highlights of "Volume 2: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century" include: a new approach to King Lear (the anthology presents not only the full Folio version but also three key scenes in parallel-column format, allowing students to understand how the textual issues involving Quarto and Folio versions may substantially affect larger issues of meaning).
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  • Paperback | 1756 pages
  • Peterborough, Canada
  • 1554024722
  • 9781554024728