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English Literature in Context
Supporting the study of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present, this book is designed as an introductory text AND a helpful reference tool for an entire English Literature degree. Its key mission is to help students understand the link between the historical context in which the literature developed, how this has influenced the literature of the period and ...more
Paperback, 685 pages
Published November 8th 2007 by Cambridge University Press
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Sep 29, 2012 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars
A good, solidly helpful text that provides historical and literary introductions to the periods. The sections themselves vary in focus as they are each written by an expert in that particular era - for example, the 19th century section has a lot of detail about the changing ways literature was produced and experienced, whilke the contemporary section is quite political while the mediaeval section is history-heavy (in a good way!) Some of the sections are better than others - I found the late 20t ...more