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Brief History of English Literature

Brief History of English Literature - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0333791776

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ISBN13: 978-0333791776
ISBN10: 0333791770
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Palgrave
Published: 2002
International: No

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Brief History of English Literature - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0333791776

John Peck and Martin Coyle

ISBN13: 978-0333791776
ISBN10: 0333791770
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Palgrave

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

A Brief History of English Literatureprovides a lively introductory guide to English literature fromBeowulfto the present day. The authors write in their characteristically lucid style which enables the reader to engage fully with the narrative and easily understand the texts in relation to the social, political and cultural contexts in which they were written. A masterpiece of clarity and compression, this book is a must have for anyone interested in the history of literature from the British Isles.

Author Bio

John Peck and Martin Coyle are Senior Lecturers in English at Cardiff University

Table of Contents

Preface Old English Literature Middle English Literature Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose Shakespeare Renaissance and Restoration Drama Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose The Eighteenth Century The Novel: The First Hundred Years The Romantic Period Victorian Literature 1837-1857 Victorian Literature 1857-1876 Victorian Literature 1874-1901 The Twentieth Century: The Early Years The Twentieth Century: Between the Wars The Twentieth Century: The Second World War to the End of the Millennium Postscript Chronology Further Reading Index Preface
* Old English Literature
* Middle English Literature
* Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose
* Shakespeare
* Renaissance and Restoration Drama
* Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose
* The Eighteenth Century
* The Novel: The First Hundred Years
* The Romantic Period
* Victorian Literature 1837-1857
* Victorian Literature 1857-1876
* Victorian Literature 1874-1901
* The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
* The Twentieth Century: Between the Wars
* The Twentieth Century: The Second World War to the End of the Millennium
* Postscript
* Chronology

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