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Title:
A short history of English literature.
Publication Information:
[London] Methuen; [distributed in the USA by Harper & Row Publishers, Barnes & Noble Import Division], [1974]
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9780416241105

9780416241204

9780416722307
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536 pages 19 cm
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English
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It is good to see a reprint and complete updating of this well-known historical tour de force, with its evidence of vast reading and literally thousands of useful facts.' - "Times Educational Supplement" This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information.Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Preface to the Edition of 1984p. viii
1 The Fourteenth Centuryp. 1
2 Fifteenth-Century Poetry and Prosep. 19
3 The Early Sixteenth Centuryp. 31
4 Elizabethan Drama (shakespeare and His Predecessors)p. 40
5 Jacobean Drama (shakespeare's Contemporaries and Successors)p. 64
6 Elizabethan Poetryp. 81
7 Metaphysical and Cavalier Poetryp. 95
8 Elizabethan and Seventeenth-Century Prosep. 111
9 Milton to Drydenp. 125
10 Restoration Dramap. 137
11 Origins of the Novelp. 151
12 The Age of Swift and Popep. 160
13 The Age of Johnsonp. 181
14 The Eighteenthcentury Novelp. 201
15 The Close of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 217
16 Wordsworth and the Romanticsp. 231
17 Scott and Contemporary Novelistsp. 255
18 Victorian Poetryp. 270
19 The Victorian Novelp. 301
20 Twentieth-Century Dramap. 331
21 Twentieth-Century Poetryp. 353
22 The Twentieth-Century Novelp. 383
Chronological Table of Writers (By Date of Birth)p. 424
Bibliographyp. 431
Indexp. 447
Prefacep. vii
Preface to the Edition of 1984p. viii
1 The Fourteenth Centuryp. 1
2 Fifteenth-Century Poetry and Prosep. 19
3 The Early Sixteenth Centuryp. 31
4 Elizabethan Drama (shakespeare and His Predecessors)p. 40
5 Jacobean Drama (shakespeare's Contemporaries and Successors)p. 64
6 Elizabethan Poetryp. 81
7 Metaphysical and Cavalier Poetryp. 95
8 Elizabethan and Seventeenth-Century Prosep. 111
9 Milton to Drydenp. 125
10 Restoration Dramap. 137
11 Origins of the Novelp. 151
12 The Age of Swift and Popep. 160
13 The Age of Johnsonp. 181
14 The Eighteenthcentury Novelp. 201
15 The Close of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 217
16 Wordsworth and the Romanticsp. 231
17 Scott and Contemporary Novelistsp. 255
18 Victorian Poetryp. 270
19 The Victorian Novelp. 301
20 Twentieth-Century Dramap. 331
21 Twentieth-Century Poetryp. 353
22 The Twentieth-Century Novelp. 383
Chronological Table of Writers (By Date of Birth)p. 424
Bibliographyp. 431
Indexp. 447