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The history of English literature : one indivisible, unending book

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987, ©1985.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conrad, Peter, 1948-
History of English literature.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987, ©1985
(OCoLC)570941596
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 0812280679 9780812280678
OCLC Number: 15367050
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 740 pages ; 25 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 --
Prospero'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 --
Renewing the novel --
The waste land and the wastobe land --
Babel rebuilt --
The stages of drama --
Symbols and secrets --
'Now and in England'.
Responsibility: by Peter Conrad.

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