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A short history of English literature,

Author: George Saintsbury
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1898.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Saintsbury, George, 1845-1933.
Short history of English literature.
New York, The Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan & Co., ltd., 1898
(OCoLC)647325390
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Saintsbury
OCLC Number: 2722993
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 819 pages 20 cm
Contents: The preliminaries of English literature. The earliest Anglo-Saxon poetry --
Cædmon, Cynewulf, and those about them --
Anglo-Saxon prose --
The decadence of Anglo-Saxon --
The making of English literature. The transition --
First Middle English period, 1200-1250 --
Second Middle English period, 1300-1360 --
Early romances: metrical --
Early romances: alliterative --
Chaucer and his contemporaries. Chaucer's life and poems --
Langland and Gower --
Chaucer's prose: Wyclif, Trevisa, Mandeville --
The fifteenth century. The English Chaucerians: Lydgate to Skelton --
The Scottish poets: historical, political, and minor --
The four great Scottish poets --
Later romances in prose and verse --
Minor poetry and ballads --
Miscellaneous prose --
Elizabethan literature to the death of Spenser. Preliminaries: drama --
Preliminaries: prose --
Preliminaries: verse --
Spenser and his contemporaries --
The university wits --
Lyly and Hooker: the translators, pamphleteers, and critics --
Later Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. Shakespeare --
Shakespeare's contemporaries in drama --
The schools of Jacobean poetry --
Jacobean prose: secular --
The golden age of the English pulpit: I --
Caroline literature. Blank verse and the new couplet --
The metaphysicals; The lyric poets; The miscellanists, etc. --
The drama till the closing of the theatres --
The golden age of the English pulpit: II --
Miscellaneous prose --
Scots poetry and prose --
The Augustan ages. The age of Dryden: poetry --
The age of Dryden: drama --
The age of Dryden: prose --
Queen Anne prose --
Pope and his elder contemporaries in verse --
Middle and later eighteenth-century literature. The poets from Thomson to Crabbe --
The eighteenth-century novel --
Johnson, Goldsmith, and the later essayists --
The graver prose --
Eighteenth-century drama --
Miscellaneous writers --
The triumph of romance. The poets from Coleridge to Keats --
The novel: Scott and Miss Austen --The new essay --
The last Georgian prose --
The minor poets of 1800-1830 --
Victorian literature. Tennyson and Browning --
The Victorian novel --
History and criticism --
Poetry since the middle of the century --
Miscellaneous.
Responsibility: by George Saintsbury ...

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