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A literary history of England

Author: Albert C Baugh
Publisher: New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts, [1948]
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The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive history of the literature of England, an account that is at once scholarly and readable, capable of meeting the needs of mature students and of appealing to cultivated readers generally. While the literature of England is commonly thought of as literature in English, it is not likely that anyone will quarrel with the fact that some mention is made of writings in  Read more...
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Baugh, Albert C. (Albert Croll), 1891-1981.
Literary history of England.
New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts [1948]
(OCoLC)568750979
Online version:
Baugh, Albert C. (Albert Croll), 1891-1981.
Literary history of England.
New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts [1948]
(OCoLC)607650669
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert C Baugh
OCLC Number: 355402
Description: xii, 1673 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Book one : The Middle Ages. The Old English period, to 1100 --
The Middle English period, 1100-1500 --
Book two : The Renaissance. The early Tudors, 1458-1558 --
The reign of Elizabeth, 1558-1603 --
The early Stuarts and the Commonwealth, 1603-1660 --
Book three : The Restoration and eighteenth century, 1660-1789. The rise of Classicism --
Classicism and Journalism --
The disintegration of Classicism --
Book four : The nineteenth century and after, 1789-1939. The background of revolution, repression, and reform, 1789-1832 --
Romanticism --
William Blake --
William Wordsworth --
Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
Robert Southey, Walter Savage Landor, and other poets --
Reviews and magazines : 1802-1830 ; The essayists --
Gothic romance and the novel of doctrine --
Jane Austen --
Sir Walter Scott --
Lord Byron --
Percy Bysshe Shelley --
John Keats --
Thomas Hood, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, and other poets --
The drama in decline --
The novel between Scott and Dickens --
The background : 1832-1868 ; The progress of reform --
The religious revival and its expression in literature --
The theory of evolution and its repercussions --
Thomas Carlyle --
Philosophy, history, and miscellaneous prose --
John Ruskin --
Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Reade --
Thackeray and Trollope --
Other novelists of the mid-century --
Alfred Tennyson --
The Brownings --
Matthew Arnold and Arthur Hugh Clough ; Edward Fitzgerald and James Thomson ("B.V.") --
Rossetti and his circle --
William Morris --
Algernon Charles Swinburne --
The background : the Victorian decline (1868-1901) and the aftermath (1901-1939) --
George Meredith --
Thomas Hardy --
Aestheticism and "decadence" --
The novel : Naturalism and Romance --
The Irish literary Renaissance --
Modern drama --
Other late-Victorian poets --
The modern novel --
Poetry in the twentieth century --
Anthropology ; Travel ; History ; Criticism.
Responsibility: edited by Albert C. Baugh.

Abstract:

The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive history of the literature of England, an account that is at once scholarly and readable, capable of meeting the needs of mature students and of appealing to cultivated readers generally. While the literature of England is commonly thought of as literature in English, it is not likely that anyone will quarrel with the fact that some mention is made of writings in Latin and French during the medieval period, at a time when these languages served as vernaculars for certain classes. The Latin writings of the Renaissance and later periods, however, have been omitted for lack of space. Nor will anyone object to the inclusion of Scottish and Irish writers who do not belong geographically to England. Custom sufficiently sanctions including them. The original plan brought the history to an end with the year 1939 (the outbreak of the Second World War); but delay in publication caused by the war has permitted reference to a few events of a date subsequent to 1939. - Preface.

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