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The story of English literature by Edward William Edmunds

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Published by J. Murray in London .
Written in English


  • English literature -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

SeriesMurray"s English literature series, Murray"s English literature series
ContributionsSpooner, Frank
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24155643M

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The Short Oxford History of English Literature provides a comprehensive and authoritative introductory guide to the literature of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day, including a full treatment of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh writing in English. The chapters are arranged chronologically, covering all major periods of English literature from Old English to the post-war era, Cited by: The story of English literature. [Edmund Kemper Broadus] -- The function of an introduction to English literature is to interest students in the content and spirit of great books and their relation to their times and to one another.   The Story of English is a classic case of dont judge a book by its cover. English and history are two of my least favorite subjects and so naturally I should be repelled by a book containing the history of the English language. But, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and to /5. A very good introductory book for students of English literature. Starting with Old English and ending with Modern literature, it is well-written, moderately detailed and systematic in its approach to dissecting literary trends and aesthetics. Covers in a very lucid manner all the eras, /5.

Also General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, he is the author of eleven books, including Tyrant, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story that Created Us,The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize); Shakespeare's Freedom;Cited by: — RedEye, a Chicago Tribune Publication "The content and tone seem well suited as preparatory handouts to high school English classes.". — Library Journal ". The Literature Book tells the stories behind the stories in an engaging manner that will entice even /5(62).   USA John Dos Passos An extraordinary trilogy that uses a variety of narrative devices to express the story of America. Charlotte Jones on New York in books Robert McCrum's best novels: Nineteen Nineteen (the second book in the trilogy) The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler Introducing Philip Marlowe. The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin. This story was first published in as The Dream of an Hour before being republished under this title in We encourage students and teachers to use our The Story of An Hour Study Guide and Feminist Literature Study Guide/

This book aims to provide a general manual of English Literature for students in colleges and universities and others beyond the high−school age. The first purposes of every such book must be to outline the development. The Story of English is the title of an Emmy Award-winning nine-part television series, and a companion book, both produced in , detailing the development of the English language.. The book and the television series were written by Robert MacNeil, Robert McCrum, and William Cran. The book has been revised twice, once in , and again in The documentary series was directed by. English literature, the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are treated separately under American literature, Australian literature, Canadian literature, and New Zealand literature. the story. *balladthe most important department of English folk literature; a story told in song, usually in 4-line stanzas, with the second and fourth lines rhymed. Of paramount importance are the ballads of Robin Hood. *Romancethe most prevailing kind of literature in feudal England; a long composition, sometimes in verse, sometimes.