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The Oxford illustrated history of English literature

Author: Pat RogersJ A BurrowJohn PitcherBrian VickersIsobel GrundyAll authors
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987. ©1987
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Oxford illustrated history of English literature.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)568033748
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Rogers; J A Burrow; John Pitcher; Brian Vickers; Isobel Grundy; Claire Lamont; Andrew Sanders; Bernard Bergonzi; Martin Dodsworth
ISBN: 0198128169 9780198128168 0192827286 9780192827289 9780192854377 0192854372
OCLC Number: 13524634
Description: xiv, 528 pages, 34 unnumbered leaves of plates : maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Old and Middle English (c.700-1485) / J.A. Burrow --
Tudor literature (1485-1603) / John Pitcher --
William Shakespeare / Philip Edwards --
Seventeenth century (1603-1674) / Brian Vickers --
Restoration and eighteenth century (1660-1780) / Isobel Grundy --
Romantic period (1780-1830) / Claire Lamont --
High Victorian literature (1830-1880) / Andrew Sanders --
Late Victorian to Modernist (1880-1930) / Bernard Bergonzi --
Mid-twentieth-century literature (1930-1980) / Martin Dodsworth.
Responsibility: edited by Pat Rogers.
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Britain possesses a literary heritage which is almost unrivalled in the Western world. In this lavishly illustrated volume, the richness, diversity, and continuity of this tradition are explored by a  Read more...

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