Now appearing in its third edition, Martin Stephen's classic text and course companion to English literature has been thoroughly revised and updated, taking account of the changes which have occurred in the subject since publication of the second edition.
1. Study and examination techniques in English literature 2. Revision, project work and research techniques 3. A guide to basic literary terms 4. Practical criticism: poetry 5. Practical criticism: prose 6. Practical criticism: drama 7. Chaucer 8. Elizabethan and Jacobean drama 9. Shakespeare 10. The Metaphysical Poets 11. Milton 12. Restoration drama 13. Pope, Dryden and Swift: Classicism and the eighteenth century 14. The eighteenth and early nineteenth century novel: Defoe, Fielding, Austen and the Brontes 15. Romanticism and the Romantic poets: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats 16. Gothic 17. Dickens, Thackeray and George Eliot 18. Victorian poets: Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins, Arnold and Hardy 19. Victorian drama: Ibsen, Chekhov, Shaw and Wilde 20. War literature 21. Modern and contemporary poetry 22. The modern and contemporary novel 23. Modern and contemporary drama 24. American literature 25. Literary and critical theory