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 group of Britain's foremost literary scholars. It covers the whole range of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day with contributions from eminent scholars and writers in their respective periods. Generously illustrated in colour and black and white the pictures were chosen to illuminate and supplement the text. Written for both the student and the general reader. It includs helpful maps, detailed chronology, reading lists and a comprehensive index. At the heart of the volume towers the figure of Shakespeare, who is accorded a special chapter to himself. Other major figures such as Chaucer, Milton, Donne, Wordsworth, Dickens, Eliot, and Auden are treated in depth, and the story is brought right up to date with discussion of living authors such as Seamus Heaney and Edward Bond. The contributors: J.A. Burrow, John Pitcher, Philip Edwards, Brian Vickers, Isobel Grundy, Claire Lamont, Andrew Sanders, Bernard Bergonzi, and Martin Dodsworth.About the Author:
About the Editor: Pat Rogers is Professor of English at Bristol University. He is the author of numerous books and a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and The London Review of Books. He is a former president of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Johnson Society.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1987. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The British Literary Heritage is virtually unrivaled in the Western world, and this large, lavishly illustrated volume explores the richness, diversity, and continuity of that tradition, from its first stirrings in Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day. At the heart of the chronicle is the towering figure of Shakespeare, who receives a full chapter to himself. Other figures treated in depth are Chaucer, Milton, Donne, Wordsworth, Dickens, Eliot, and Auden. An examination of such modern authors as Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney, and Edward Bond brings the story up to date. The book is, throughout, far more than a mere outline of periods and schools of writing. Capturing the pleasure and exhilaration of literature, it moves beyond facts and events to present the broad sweep of ideas and the main concerns of British writers across some 1,200 years. The nine contributors are all acknowledged experts in the particular areas, and they bring to their sections not just deep knowledge but genuine zest and affection for their subjects. The illustrations--32 in color and more than 200 in black and white--reflect the content and concerns of the chapters. They range from manuscript and book illustrations to works of art and architecture, portraits, social scenes, landscapes, and caricatures. Rather than simply decorating the text, they illuminate the ideas, preoccupations, and outlooks of the various periods treated. Also included in this handsome volume are suggestions for further reading, maps, and a table of important dates. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0198128169
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198128169
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110198128169