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The Oxford illustrated history of English literature

Author: Pat Rogers
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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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 that tradition are explored by a group of Britain's foremost literary scholars. Chapter by chapter the authors trace the history of English literature, from the earliest Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day. At its heart towers Shakespeare, who is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Rogers
ISBN: 0192854372 9780192854377 1435295811 9781435295810
OCLC Number: 53039273
Description: xiv, 528 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Old and Middle English (c.700-1485) / J.A. Burrow --
Tudor literature (1485-1603) / John Pitcher --
William Shakespeare / Philip Edwards --
The seventeenth century (1603-1674) / Brian Vickers --
Restoration and eighteenth century (1660-1780) / Isobel Grundy --
The 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.
Other Titles: Illustrated history of English literature
Responsibility: Pat Rogers.

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Britain possesses a literary heritage almost unrivalled in the Western world. In this illustrated text, the diversity and continuity of that tradition are explored by a group of literary scholars.  Read more...

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It's delightful to find contributors who love and enjoy literature - it shows that English literature matters. Spectator

 
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