An Outline of English Literature

An Outline of English Literature

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Derived from the "Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature", this book traces the course of English literature from the earliest Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day. Each chapter is written by an expert, and contains a discussion of the most important developments and figures of a key literary period. Major figures such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Wordsworth, Eliot, and Auden are treated in depth, and the story is brought right up to date with discussion of contemporary authors such as Seamus Heaney, Martin Amis and Angela Carter. This new edition has been extended to include coverage of the 1980s and 90s, and the Further Reading sections for all the essays have been revised and updated.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 130 x 196.3 x 28.4mm | 388.17g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0192880780
  • 9780192880789

Table of contents

Preface. 1: Old and Middle English (c. 700-1485). 2: Tudor Literature (1485-1603). 3: William Shakespeare. 4: The Seventeenth Century (1603-1674). 5: Restoration and Eighteenth Century (1660-1780). 6: The Romantic Period (1780-1830). 7: High Victorian Literature (1830-1880). 8: Late Victorian to Modernist (1880-1930). 9. Twentieth-Century Literature (1930 to the 1990s): . Further Reading: . Chronology: . Index:
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Praise for the previous edition*: "Scholarly and enthusiastic people have written inspiring essays that induce an eagerness in their readers to return to the writers they admire."--The Economist"Covering some thirteen centuries, the diversity and continuity of English literature have never been better displayed."--The Bloomsbury Review Praise for the previous edition*: "Scholarly and enthusiastic people have written inspiring essays that induce an eagerness in their readers to return to the writers they admire."--The Economist "Covering some thirteen centuries, the diversity and continuity of English literature have never been better displayed."--The Bloomsbury Review Praise for the previous edition*: "Scholarly and enthusiastic people have written inspiring essays that induce an eagerness in their readers to return to the writers they admire."--The Economist"Covering some thirteen centuries, the diversity and continuity of English literature have never been better displayed."--The Bloomsbury Review Praise for the previous edition*: "Scholarly and enthusiastic people have written inspiring essays that induce an eagerness in their readers to return to the writers they admire."--The Economist "Covering some thirteen centuries, the diversity and continuity of English literature have never been better displayed."--The Bloomsbury Review Praise for the previous edition*: "Scholarly and enthusiastic people have written inspiring essays that induce an eagerness in their readers to return to the writers they admire."--The Economist"Covering some thirteen centuries, the diversity and continuity of English literature have never been better displayed."--The Bloomsbury Review
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About Pat Rogers

Pat Rogers is DeBartolo Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of South Florida. He is author of numerous books, including Grub Street (1972), An Introduction to Pope (1976), and Literature and Popular Culture in the Eighteenth Century (1983), and has edited works by Swift, Pope, Defoe, Reynolds, Johnson, and Austen, as well as collections of essays on Pope and Defoe.
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