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English Drama Before Shakespeare

English Drama Before Shakespeare

1st Edition

Peter Happe
February 25, 1999

English Drama before Shakespeare surveys the range of dramatic activity in English up to 1590. The book challenges the traditional divisions between Medieval and Renaissance literature by showing that there was much continuity throughout this period, in spite of many innovations. The range of ...

American Fiction 1865 - 1940

American Fiction 1865 - 1940

1st Edition

Brian Lee
January 11, 1988

Brian Lee's study of American fiction from 1865 to 1940 draws on a wealth of material by, amongst others, Twain, James, Dreiser, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner. Though the works of these writers have been closely scrutinised by postwar critics in Europe and America, few attempts have yet been ...

English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Hilary Fraser, Daniel Brown
April 24, 1997

Hilary Fraser provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of English prose in the nineteenth century which draws from a wide variety of fields including art, literary theory and criticisim, biography, letters, journals, sermons, and travel reportage. Through these works the cultural, social, ...

Scottish Literature Since 1707

Scottish Literature Since 1707

1st Edition

Marshall Walker
February 19, 1997

Marshall Walker's lively and readable account of the highs and lows of Scottish literature from this important date to the present addresses the important themes of democracy, power and nationhood. Disposing of stereotypical ideas about Scotland and the Scots, this fresh approach to Scottish ...

English Literature in the Age of Chaucer

English Literature in the Age of Chaucer

1st Edition

Dieter Mehl
August 13, 2001

 Written in an engaging and accessible manner, English Literature in the Age of Chaucer serves as both a lucid introduction to Middle English literature for those coming fresh to the study of earlier English writing, and as a stimulating examination of the themes, traditions and the literary ...

American Fiction Since 1940

American Fiction Since 1940

1st Edition

Tony Hilfer
October 05, 1992

In this remarkable book, Tony Hilfer provides a major survey of the wealth of post-war American fiction. He analyses the major modes and genres of writing, from realist to postmodernist metafiction and black humour, the fiction of social protest, women's writing, and the traditions of ...

English Drama of the Early Modern Period 1890-1940

English Drama of the Early Modern Period 1890-1940

1st Edition

Jean Chothia
March 06, 1996

The period 1890-1940 was a particularly rich and influential phase in the development of modern English theatre: the age of Wilde and Shaw and a generation of influential actors and managers from Irving and Terry to Guilgud and Olivier.Jean Chothia's study is in two parts beginning with a portrait ...

English Drama Shakespeare to the Restoration 1590-1660

English Drama: Shakespeare to the Restoration 1590-1660

1st Edition

Alexander Leggatt
March 07, 1988

The most important period in the history of English drama is revealed in Alexander Leggatt's challenging account. The author considers English drama from the beginning of Shakespeare's career to the restoration of Charles II. Focusing on Shakespeare and the development of his art, he examines all ...

English Poetry of the Sixteenth Century

English Poetry of the Sixteenth Century

2nd Edition

Gary F. Waller
November 08, 1993

Explores the poetry of the Renaissance, from Dunbar in the late 15th century to the Songs and Sonnets of John Donne in the early 17th. The book offers more than the wealth of literature discussed: it is a pioneering work in its own right, bringing the insights of contemporary literary and cultural ...

English Poetry of the Seventeenth Century

English Poetry of the Seventeenth Century

2nd Edition

George Parfitt
July 06, 1992

Provides a comprehensive and entertaining account of the vitality and variety of achievement in seventeenth-century English poetry. Revised and up-dated throughout, Dr Parfitt has added new material on poets as varied as Marvell and Traherne. There is also a completely new chapter on women poets of...

English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

1st Edition

David Fairer
December 10, 2002

In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairer’s book takes up the challenge this ought to pose to our traditional understanding of the subject. This book seeks to ...

Caribbean Literature in English

Caribbean Literature in English

1st Edition

Louis James
February 11, 1999

Caribbean Literature in English places its subject in its precise regional context. The `Caribbean', generally considered as one area, is highly discrete in its topography, race and languages, including mainland Guyana, the Atlantic island of Barbados, the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, and Jamaica, ...

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