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The Oxford Anthology of English Literature: 1800 to the Present
A fully-annotated, two-volume work which presents the major literary achievements of English writers from the medieval period to the twentieth century.
Paperback, 2238 pages
Published April 26th 1973 by Oxford University Press, USA
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It is a detailed and useful work in most parts but has no trace of female authors, there isn't a word in there about Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot or Virginia Woolf, I looked around on the internet to see if they were covered in an hypothetical third volume but I found nothing.
Sir John Frank Kermode was a highly regarded British literary critic best known for his seminal critical work The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction, published in 1967 (revised 2003).More about Frank Kermode...