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The short Oxford history of English literature

Author: Andrew Sanders
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev edView all editions and formats
The Short Oxford History of English Literature provides in a single volume a comprehensive introductory guide to the literature of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sanders, Andrew, 1946-
Short Oxford history of English literature.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Sanders
ISBN: 0198711565 9780198711568 0198711573 9780198711575
OCLC Number: 35277586
Notes: Previous edition: 1994.
Description: 718 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Poets' Corners: The Development of a Canon of English Literature --
1. Old English Literature --
2. Medieval Literature 1066-1510 --
3. Renaissance and Reformation: Literature 1510-1620 --
4. Revolution and Restoration: Literature 1620-1690 --
5. Eighteenth-Century Literature 1690-1780 --
6. The Literature of the Romantic Period 1780-1830 --
7. High Victorian Literature 1830-1880 --
8. Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature 1880-1920 --
9. Modernism and its Alternatives: Literature 1920-1945 --
10. Post-War and Post-Modern Literature.
Responsibility: Andrew Sanders.


This history of English literature provides a comprehensive beginner's guide to the literature of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. It includes detailed guidance on  Read more...


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From the first edition: `a worthy volume, durably bound and handsomely printed ... For readers who need to know who's when and what's where, this is an invaluable reference source.'Irish Times Read more...

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