Revival: Spanish literature: An Elementary Handbook (1921): An elementary handbook, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Revival: Spanish literature: An Elementary Handbook (1921)

An elementary handbook, 1st Edition

By Henry Butler Clarke


304 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138566248
pub: 2019-01-30
SAVE ~$11.19
Hardback: 9781138553866
pub: 2018-01-12
SAVE ~$41.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315123448
pub: 2018-01-17
from $27.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


During the time that the author had held the Taylorian Teachership of Spanish at Oxford, he had frequently received letters asking what there is to read in Spanish besides Cervantes and Calderon and what editions should be used. The present volume is intended to answer these questions, and to show the position occupied by the great writers in the general scheme of the literature of their country. The various divisions of the great subject have been exhaustively treated up to their several dates by Nicolas Antonio, Ticknor, Amador de los Rios, Schack and Wolf, to whose books the author beg to acknowledge his many obligations, hoping at the same time that the present general sketch may be useful to the general reader, and to the beginner, and may serve as an introduction to more extensive works.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction, Chapter 2 Formation of the Spanish Language and beginning of Spanish Literature, Chapter 3 Chronicles and Romance of Chivalry, Chapter 4 The Ballads, Chapter 5 Catalan Literature, Chapter 6 Origin of the Drama, Chapter 7 Poetry of the Fifteenth Century - Foreign Influences, Chapter 8 The Novel, Chapter 9 Mystic and Religious Writers, Chapter 10 History, Chapter 11 Religious and Secular Poets of the Golden Age - Culteranismo, Chapter 12 Didactic Works and Collection and Proverbs, Chapter 13 Cervantes, Chapter 14 Lope De Vega, Chapter 15 Quevedo, Chapter 16 Calderon, Chapter 17 Other Dramatists of the Golden Age, Chapter 18 Epic and Narrative Poetry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Chapter 19 From the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century to the War of Independence, Chapter 20 The First half of the Nineteenth Century, Chapter 21 Contemporary Literature, Alphabetical Index of Authors and Editions recommended for a course of Spanish Reading, Alphabetical List of a few of the Principal Authorities on Spanish Literature, Index

About the Author

Henry Butler Clarke was a lecturer on Spanish at the University of Oxford's Taylor Institution from 1890 to 1894, and an author of books about Spanish literature and history.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese