A Brief History of English Literature (2nd Revised edition)

A Brief History of English Literature (2nd Revised edition)

By: Martin Coyle (author), John Peck (author)Paperback

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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.

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John Peck is now retired and was formerly Reader in Victorian Literature at Cardiff University, UK. Martin Coyle is Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University, UK.


Preface Acknowledgements 1. Old English Literature 2. Middle English Literature 3. Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose 4. Shakespeare 5. Renaissance and Restoration Drama 6. Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose 7. The Eighteenth Century 8. The Novel: The First Hundred Years 9. The Romantic Period 10. Victorian Literature 1837-1857 11. Victorian Literature 1857-1876 12. Victorian Literature 1876-1901 13. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years 14. The Twentieth Century: Between the Wars 15. The Twentieth Century: The Second World War to the End of the Millennium 16. The Twenty-First Century Periods of English Literature and Language Chronology Further Reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137352668
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9781137352668
  • weight: 420
  • ISBN10: 1137352663
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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