First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"An English professor retired from Cambridge University, Gaskell makes European literature accessible to general readers and students. First he sets out the major and minor canons. Then he discusses technical aspects of fiction, poetry, and drams, and appends thoughts on the relationship between reading and creative writing. He also sets each work discussed in its literary and historical context." -- Reference and Research Book News