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The land and literature of England : a historical account

Author: Robert M Adams
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A companion to British literature explores the political, social, intellectual, and cultural history and background of English poetry, fiction, prose, and drama, and analyzes the changing conditions of literary activity.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Adams
ISBN: 0393017044 9780393017045 0393303438 9780393303438
OCLC Number: 8709081
Description: xiii, 555 pages, 68 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Celtic Britain, Roman Britain, and their fate, 1500 B.C.-A.D. 600 --
Saxon England, 600-1066 --
From the Norman conquest to the age of Chaucer, 1066-1399 --
The fifteenth century, 1399-1509 --
Henry VIII and the reformation, 1509-1557 --
Intrigues, conspiracies, and an almost-invasion, 1558-1588 --
Gathering shades : the last years of Elizabeth, 1588-1603 --
The early Stuarts and their revolution, 1603-1649 --
Commonwealth and restoration, 1649-1688 --
The settlement of '88 and Queen Anne, 1688-1714 --
The early eighteenth century : the rising novel, 1714-1748 --
The first Pitt and the Wars of Empire, 1748-1789 --
Revolution, romanticism, reaction, 1789-1815 --
Peace, controversy, reform, 1815-1851 --
High Victorianism, 1851-1887 --
Victorian conservatism, Edwardian liberalism, and World War I, 1887-1919 --
Between two wars, 1919-1939 --
World War II and after, 1939-
Responsibility: Robert M. Adams.

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A companion to British literature explores the political, social, intellectual, and cultural history and background of English poetry, fiction, prose, and drama, and analyzes the changing conditions of literary activity.

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