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Cyclopaedia of English literature : a selection of the choicest productions of English authors, from the earliest to the present time, connected by a critical and biographical history

Author: Robert Chambers; Robert Carruthers
Publisher: Boston : Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1847.
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Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871.
Cyclopaedia of English literature.
Boston, Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1847
(OCoLC)612490667
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Chambers; Robert Carruthers
OCLC Number: 2418390
Notes: With large contributions from Robert Carruthers. Cf. Pref.; Dict. nat. biog.
Description: 2 volumes : frontispiece, illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: v.1. First period, from the earliest times to 1400 --
Second period, from 1400-1558. Poets ; Prose writers --
Third period, The reigns of Elizabeth, James I and Charles I, 1558 to 1649. Poets ; Scottish poets ; Dramatists ; Prose writers --
Fourth period, the Commonwealth and reigns of Charles II and James II, 1649-1689. Poets ; Dramatists ; Prose writers --
Fifth period, Reigns of William III, Anne, and George I, 1689-1727. Poets ; Dramatists ; Miscellaneous writers ; Metaphysicians. v.2. Sixth period from 1727-1780. Poets ; Scottish poets ; tragic dramatists ; Comic dramatists ; Periodical essayists ; Novelists ; Historians ; Metaphysical writers ; Writers in divinity ; Miscellaneous writers --
Seventh period from 1780 till the present time. Poets ; Scottish poets ; Dramatists ; Novelists ; Historians ; Biographers ; Metaphysical writers ; Writers in divinity ; Travellers ; Miscellaneous writers ; Political economists ; Reviews and magazines ; Popular publications ; Writers on science.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Chambers.

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