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A Short History of English Literature, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-19088-2
248 pages
May 1994, Wiley-Blackwell
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Thoroughly updated, this book remains the best overall survey of English literature available.
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1. The Age of Chaucer.

2. Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose.

3. The Beginnings of Drama.

4. Shakespeare.

5. Stuart Drama.

6. Poetry -
Donne to Milton.

7. The Restoration.

8. The Eighteenth Century.

9. The Rise of the Novel.

10. The Birth of Romanticism.

11. Romantics and Anti-Romantics.

12. The Early Victorian Novelists.

13. The Early Victorian Poets.

14. The Late Victorians.

15. The Birth of Modern Poetry.

16. The Birth of the Modern Novel.

17. Depression and War.

18. Twentieth-Century Drama.

19. From the `Fifties to the Nineties'.

Index.
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Robert Barnard is a former Professor of English Literature at the University of Tromso, Norway. He is the author of many crime novels, as well as studies of the work of Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie.
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  • Brings this successful book up to date with new material on, among others, Caryl Churchill, Brian Friel, Martin Amis and Graham Swift
  • Very accessible
See More
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