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A History of English Literature (Palgrave Foundations)

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Publisher Comments:

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 since the Middle Ages. 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.

About the Author

MICHAEL ALEXANDER is an 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.

Table of 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

ISBN:
9780230368316
Author:
Alexander, Michael
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
European/English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 b/w illustrations
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 1 lb

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