English Literature

English Literature Author William J. Long
ISBN-10 9781627938761
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 500
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This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry.



English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance

English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance Author J. E. Luebering
ISBN-10 9781615301102
Release 2010
Pages 265
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Details the evolution of literature during a period representing a staggering amount of change, moving from one-dimensional action stories and religious lessons to stories with subtleties of plot and character development.



The Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Companion to English Literature Author Dinah Birch
ISBN-10 9780192806871
Release 2009-09-24
Pages 1164
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This edition of the classic reference has been thoroughly revised and updated, offering unrivalled coverage of English literature. It continues to offer detailed and authoritative information on authors and works, alongside extended coverage of popular literary genres, as well as of the themes and concepts encountered by students.



The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature Author Laura Marcus
ISBN-10 0521820774
Release 2004
Pages 886
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The most authoritative history of writing from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland across the twentieth century.



A History of Old English Literature

A History of Old English Literature Author Michael Alexander
ISBN-10 1551113228
Release 2002-01-14
Pages 299
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Alexander’s A History of Old English Literature is an outstanding introduction to a difficult period of literary history. It provides a simple historical and cultural context for the study of the Anglo-Saxons, and offers a history, illustrated by many passages in translation, of the whole of the literature that survives. While it contains solid, insightful and sensible criticism of individual literary works, its overall historical organization suggests that Old English literature was created in a cultural context that changed from one century to another. Although its intentions are scholarly, this history of Old English literature is also an introduction, assuming little knowledge of this period or its surviving products, and none of its language. This edition has been revised and rewritten throughout, and offers a new preface as well as an updated bibliography.



English Literature in Context

English Literature in Context Author Paul Poplawski
ISBN-10 9781107141674
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 754
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From Anglo-Saxon runes to postcolonial rap, this undergraduate textbook covers the social and historical contexts of the whole of the English literature.



A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature Author David L. Jeffrey
ISBN-10 0802836348
Release 1992-01
Pages 960
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Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.



Barron s AP English Literature and Composition

Barron s AP English Literature and Composition Author George Ehrenhaft
ISBN-10 0764143743
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 376
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Reviews subjects on the test, offers test-taking strategies and tips on essay writing, and includes five full-length practice exams with answers and explanations.



The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Author George Watson
ISBN-10 0521079349
Release 1971-07-02
Pages 1094
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.



Amenities of literature sketches and characters of English literature

Amenities of literature  sketches and characters of English literature Author Isaac Disraeli
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600053667
Release 1841
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Amenities of literature sketches and characters of English literature has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Amenities of literature sketches and characters of English literature also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Amenities of literature sketches and characters of English literature book for free.



Old English Literature and the Old Testament

Old English Literature and the Old Testament Author Michael Fox
ISBN-10 9780802098542
Release 2012
Pages 397
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It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval world. For the Anglo-Saxons, literary culture emerged from sustained and intensive biblical study. Further, at least to judge from the Old English texts which survive, the Old Testament was the primary influence, both in terms of content and modes of interpretation. Though the Old Testament was only partially translated into Old English, recent studies have shown how completely interconnected Anglo-Latin and Old English literary traditions are. Old English Literature and the Old Testament considers the importance of the Old Testament from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from comparative to intertextual and historical. Though the essays focus on individual works, authors, or trends, including the Interrogationes Sigewulfi, Genesis A, and Daniel, each ultimately speaks to the vernacular corpus as a whole, suggesting approaches and methodologies for further study.



A Guide to English Literature

A Guide to English Literature Author F. W. Bateson
ISBN-10 9781412844949
Release 1965
Pages 259
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At first glance A Guide to English Literature may seem to be no more than a short bibliography of English literature with perhaps rather more extensive--and certainly more outspoken--comments on the principal editions, commentaries, biographies, and critical works than bibliographies usually provide. But it is something more: this guide contains long "inter-chapters" that provide reinterpretations of the principal periods of English literature in the light of modern research, as well as two final sections summarizing in unusual detail the literary criticism that exists in English and recent scholarship in the field. The purpose of this book, then, is to provide the reader with convenient access to a disciplined study of the texts themselves. This guide proposes itself as a new kind of literary history. The conventional history of literature has often tended to become a substitute for the reading of the literature it describes: the better the history, the greater the temptation to substitute it. The present combination of reading lists and inter-chapters cannot be a substitute for anything else. Meaningless as literature in themselves, they nevertheless provide the necessary preliminary information to meaningful reading. Since oddities of arrangement derive from these assumptions, the authors are not arranged alphabetically. Instead there are chronological compartments--with the divisions circa 1500, 1650, and 1800--in which authors succeed each other in the order of their births. This pioneering handbook is primarily a bibliographical laborsaving device. It is meant mostly for students and the general reader in that it stops where original research by the reader is expected to begin. However, the last chapter on literary scholarship is devoted specifically to the research specialist and provides indispensable equipment for the reader. There is also a general section on literary criticism which will be of use to all. F.W. Bateson (1901-1978) was University Lecturer in English Literature at Oxford and a Fellow and Tutor of Corpus Christi College. Founder and editor of the periodical Essays in Criticism, he is also editor of the four-volume Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature and the author of a number of critical studies of English poetry and drama.



The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature  The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature Author David Hopkins
ISBN-10 9780199219810
Release 2012-09-27
Pages 735
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To be complete in 5 volumes, with volume 3 appearing first.



CliffsAP English Literature and Composition

CliffsAP English Literature and Composition Author Allan Casson
ISBN-10 9780470197165
Release 2007-05-21
Pages 336
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CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores. CliffsAP English Literature and Composition is for students who are enrolled in AP English or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition. Inside, you’ll find hints for answering the essay and multiple-choice sections, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more: Six full-length practice tests An in-depth look at the types of literature covered by the exam Study strategies to help you prepare Comparison of this exam to the AP Language and Composition exam Explanation of how AP exams relate to college credits Sample questions (and answers!) and practice tests give you the best preparation bang for your buck, so that you'll have plenty of time left to read more of the literature that this exam is really all about. CliffsAP English Literature and Composition includes the following material to help you succeed: Poetry and prose analysis techniques Sample student essays How to approach the open essay question Definitions and terms used in AP Literature exams Actual passages used in previous exams Recommended authors to study for the exam This comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It’s all you need to do your best — and get the college credits you deserve. *Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.



The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature

The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature Author Carol A. Senf
ISBN-10 9780299263836
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 212
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Carol A. Senf traces the vampire’s evolution from folklore to twentieth-century popular culture and explains why this creature became such an important metaphor in Victorian England. This bloodsucker who had stalked the folklore of almost every culture became the property of serious artists and thinkers in Victorian England, including Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels. People who did not believe in the existence of vampires nonetheless saw numerous metaphoric possibilities in a creature from the past that exerted pressure on the present and was often threatening because of its sexuality.



English Literature A Very Short Introduction

English Literature  A Very Short Introduction Author Jonathan Bate
ISBN-10 9780191614293
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 192
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Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English comedy to the deep Englishness of landscape poetry and the ethnic diversity of Britain's Nobel literature laureates. It goes on to provide a more in-depth analysis, with close readings from an extraordinary scene in King Lear to a war poem by Carol Ann Duffy, and a series of striking examples of how literary texts change as they are transmitted from writer to reader. The narrative embraces not only the major literary movements such as Romanticism and Modernism, together with the most influential authors including Chaucer, Donne, Johnson, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens and Woolf, but also little-known stories such as the identity of the first English woman poet to be honoured with a collected edition of her works. Written with the flair and passion for which Jonathan Bate has become renowned, this book is the perfect Very Short Introduction for all readers and students of the incomparable literary heritage of these islands. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.



The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature

The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature Author David Wallace
ISBN-10 0521890462
Release 2002-04-25
Pages 1043
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Account of medieval English literature to appear for nearly a century.