A History of English Literature (Palgrave Foundations Series 3rd Revised edition)

A History of English Literature (Palgrave Foundations Series 3rd Revised edition)

By: Michael Alexander (author)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

MICHAEL ALEXANDER is Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews, UK. He is a poet and translator and has international experience of teaching English literature, both medieval and modern.

Contents

List of Illustrations List of Timelines Acknowledgements Preface Preface to Second Edition Preface to Third Edition Abbreviations Introduction PART I: MEDIEVAL Old English Literature: to 1100 Middle English Literature 1066-1500 PART II: TUDOR AND STUART Tudor Literature: 1500-1603 Shakespeare and the Drama Stuart Literature: to 1700 PART III: AUGUSTAN AND ROMANTIC Augustan Literature: to 1790 The Romantics: 1790-1837 PART IV: VICTORIAN LITERATURE TO 1880 The Age and its Sages Poetry Fiction Late Victorian Literature: 1880-1900 PART V: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND Ends and Beginnings: 1901-19 From Post-War to Post-War: 1920-55 New Beginnings: 1955-80 Contemporaries Further Reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780230368316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780230368316
  • weight: 893
  • ISBN10: 023036831X
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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