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Cassell's History of English Literature


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Epic Chaucer, Langland and the Treachery of the Text Two Versions of Pastoral The Sonnet Spenser's Garden Shakespeare Revenge Tragedy Milton: Author and End of All Things Restoration Comedy Inventing the Novel Gothic Follies Wordsworth and Coleridge Imagination and Fiction Dickens

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A complete history of the literature of the British Isles from Beowulf to the beginning of the third millennium - in a single volume. A new trade paperback edition of a classic work of literary history, updated to cover new developments in writing in English over the past 20 years. A highly personal and accessible interpretation of, and introduction to, English literature. Emphasizes the continuities inherent in the English literary tradition: 'the past enlivens and invigorates the present'.

About the Author

Peter Conrad is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Fellow of All Souls. He has taught English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford, since 1973. He has lectured widely in America, and contributed articles and reviews to magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic. His books include The Victorian Treasure-House, Shandyism and Imagining America.

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