Blackwell Essential Literature
Readers seeking a first introduction to the classic texts of English literature will welcome the publication of these short, pocket-sized collections. Each book in the series contains a selection of the most significant poetry from a particular period. Traditional favourites are placed alongside less well-known titles, reflecting the ways in which the literary canon has changed in recent years. A succinct introduction to each volume gives readers a sense of how literature developed during the period in question. These concise volumes are designed for general readers wishing to extend their cultural horizons and literary knowledge.