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British Literature: A Historical Overview, Volume B

by Broadview Anthology Broadview Press
Pub Date:
06/2010
ISBN:
9781554810024
Format:
Pbk 256 pages
Price:
AU$31.99 NZ$33.90
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This title and its companion volume provide an overview of British literature in its social and historical context from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the twenty-first century. They trace literary developments an all genres, and touch as well on key developments in the history of the language and the history of print culture. They also provide essential historical background for those unfamiliar with the unfolding of British political, social, economic, and cultural history during each of the six periods into which the study of British literature is commonly divided (The Medieval Period, The Renaissance and Early Seventeenth Century, The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, The Age of Romanticism, The Victorian Era, The Twentieth Century and Beyond). Included are a wide variety of illustrations, including 24 pages of color plates in each volume.The material for British Literature: A Historical Overview has been drawn from the general introductions to the six volumes of the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature.

Introduction to The Age of Romanticism

Introduction to The Victorian Era

Introduction to The Early Twentieth Century: From 1900 to Mid-Century

Introduction to The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond: 1945 to the Twenty-First Century

'... an exciting achievement ... It sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured.' Graham Hammill University of Notre Dame '...I am very impressed. ... A wealth of cultural and historical information is provided. ... The introductions show subtle expertise.... The editors bring English literary tradition to life.' Wendy Nielsen Montclair State University
General Editors:

Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts

Leonard Conolly, Trent University

Kate Flint, Rutgers University

Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta

Don LePan, Broadview Press

Roy Liuzza, U