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The Continuum encyclopedia of British literature

Author: Steven Serafin; Valerie Grosvenor Myer
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of British literature is one of extraordinary breadth and complexity, extending from Aneirin and the poet of Widsith to Cædmon and the poet of Beowulf; from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Geoffrey Chaucer; from Spenser to Shakespeare; Donne and Milton to Dryden; Dr. Johnson to Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Blake; from Thackeray, Dickens, Kipling, and Hardy to the modern and postmodern eras. This book is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Continuum encyclopedia of British literature.
New York : Continuum, 2006
(DLC) 2002009231
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Serafin; Valerie Grosvenor Myer
ISBN: 9781849721318 1849721319
OCLC Number: 436845464
Notes: Includes graphical cross-reference mapper.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 1184 pages)
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of British literature
Responsibility: Steven R. Serafin and Valerie Grosvenor Myer, editors.

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The history of British literature is one of extraordinary breadth and complexity, extending from Aneirin and the poet of Widsith to Cædmon and the poet of Beowulf; from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Geoffrey Chaucer; from Spenser to Shakespeare; Donne and Milton to Dryden; Dr. Johnson to Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Blake; from Thackeray, Dickens, Kipling, and Hardy to the modern and postmodern eras. This book is a comprehensive guide to all British literature, including literature in English from the colonial and postcolonial periods in Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India, and New Zealand. Important authors from these areas are covered in substantive topical articles on their respective literatures.

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