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English Lit Relit: A Short History of English Literature from the Precursors (Before Swearing) to the Pre-Raphaelites and a Little After, Intended to Help Students See the Thing Through, or See Through the Thing, and Omitting Nothing Unimportant

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Published December 1st 1969 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published 1969)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This guy's English classes must have been a riot!
Dana
Oct 28, 2013 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Richard Armour takes the reader on a pun-filled entertaining trip through the eras and authors of English literature. Anyone who has read any English lit at all--by choice or by assignment--will enjoy this book. Armour, who taught English Literature for 38 years, is well-versed in his subject; he knows enough about his topic to thoroughly make fun of it. I love this book, and I hope I can track down all of his irreverent titles. :)
Reuel
Feb 26, 2008 Reuel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A short history of Englsh literature to just after the Pre-Raphaelites/ literary criticism. Useful and succinct.
Cary
Nov 21, 2014 Cary rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not nearly as good as his ones on history -- but again that may be that I like history far better than english lit...
Mohamad Noor Rizal
Highly recommended for those who take Survey of English Literature subject. It helps you to comprehend the instructor's taste of humor, too. :D
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Richard Armour, a college professor of English who specialized in Chaucer and the English Romantic poets, was best known as a prolific author of light verse and wacky parodies of academic scholarship. He was a professor of English at Scripps College in Claremont from 1945 to 1966.

Armour was raised in Pomona, California, where his father owned a drugstore. He graduated from Pomona College, where he
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