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Cassell's history of English literature

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: London : Cassell ; New York : Distributed in the United States by Sterling Pub. Co., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 0304366102 9780304366101
OCLC Number: 52566443
Notes: Revised edition of: The everyman history of English literature. 1985.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 772 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Epic --
Romance --
Chaucerian epic and romance --
Chaucer, Langland and the treachery of the text --
Two versions of pastoral: Arcady and Faeryland --
The Arcady of the poem --
The sonnet: history of a form --
Spenser's garden --
Miracles, moralities and Marlowe --
Shakespeare: tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy --
Shakespeare's after-life --
The tragedy and comedy of revenge --
Lyrical nothings --
Milton, 'author and end of all things' --
The lost paradise of the lyric --
Paradise Lost and its predestining --
Acting and being: comedy from Wycherley to Sheridan --
Swift, Pope and the goddess of unreason --
Inventing the novel: Defoe --
Richardson and Fielding: tragic pastoral and comic epic --
Sterne: tragedy, comedy, irony --
Johnson's lives and Boswell's life --
Gothic follies --
Wordsworth, Coleridge and the failed God --
Romantic surfeit --
Romantic deaths --
Imagination and fiction --
Dickens and the breeding of monsters --
The critical epic --
The novel's natural history --
"From romance to realism': Tennyson and Browning --
Decadence and nonsense --
The last romantic? --
Epic, romance and the novel --
The Waste Land and the Wastobe Land --
Babel rebuilt --
The stages of drama --
Symbols and secrets --
'Now and in England' --
'Too much history'? 'Too many books'?
Other Titles: History of English literature
Responsibility: Peter Conrad.
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