The Short Oxford History of English Literature

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - 732 Seiten
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The Short Oxford History of English Literature 2e provides a comprehensive beginners guide to the literature of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day in one volume. This book is an established introduction to English literature, with separate chapters tracing the development from Beowulf to the post-modern fictions of Seamus Heaney and Angela Carter including a new section on late 20th century prose and British and Irish poetry of the 60s. The Historyprovides detailed discussion of Old and Middle English literature, the Renaissance, Shakespeare, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Romantics, Victorian and Edwardian literature, Modernism, and post-war writing. Discussions of key writers and works from Anselm and Chaucer to Spenser andBunyan, and from Swift and Johnson to Dickens and DH Lawrence, are combined with analysis of the impact on literature of contemporary political, social, and intellectual developments. The book includes Scottish, Irish, and Welsh writers, and it asks about the future of the canon in the light of thefragmented condition of British writing in the post-imperial period. Lively, accessible, and up-to-date, The Short Oxford History of English Literature will be an invaluable source for general readers and a key textbook for sixth-form students, first year undergraduates, and foreign students of English literature.

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Designed to replace Emile Legouis's A Short History of English Literature (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1934), Sanders's work competes with one-volume histories by Pat Rogers (The Oxford Illustrated History of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Poets Corners The Development of a Canon of English Literature
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Old English Literature
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Medieval Literature 10661510
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Andrews Sanders is the editor of the Oxford World Classic's editions of Gaskell's Sylvia's Lovers (1982); Thackeray's Barry Lyndon (1984) and The Newcomes (1995); Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities (1988) and David Copperfield (1999); and Hughes's Tom Brown's Schooldays (1989). He also contributed the Victorians Chapter in the Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature. Dickens and the Spirit of the Age is to be published in Nov. 1999 (Oxford University Press).

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