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Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2c: The Twentieth Century

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The Longman Anthology of British Literature is the most comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged book on the market. Approaching literature from a broad cultural perspective, the anthology offers a rich selection of fiction, drama, and poetry by major British authors. The second edition of The Longman Anthology of British Literature includes key major additions of importan

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Paperback, 1120 pages
Published December 29th 2005 by Longman Publishing Group (first published 2002)
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Kristi
Feb 03, 2011 added it
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A wonderful anthology! I thought the wide array of selections were great and informative! I especially liked the "responses to" section after most of the major works. Dettmar and Wicke do a wonderful job of introducing not only the authors and their own personal background, but also the cultural context surrounding the time period. This helped me place each text in a cultural context as well as analyze the different societal factors that played a role in the work.

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Ana Mardoll
Dec 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Longman Anthology of British Literature, 2C / 0-321-10580-X

This anthology belongs to the three-volume set of The Longman Anthology of British Literature (Volumes 2A, 2B, 2C). Each volume contains gorgeous color plates of contemporary artwork and portraits. The authors are arranged not only by the dates they represent, but also by the causes that they provide perspective on. This arrangement makes the literary selections more meaningful when read as a group, and provides a great deal of insig
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A wonderful anthology! I thought the wide array of selections were great and informative! I especially liked the "responses to" section after most of the major works. Dettmar and Wicke do a wonderful job of introducing not only the authors and their own personal background, but also the cultural context surrounding the time period. This helped me place each text in a cultural context as well as analyze the different societal factors that played a role in the work.

A wonderful overview of 20th Ce
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Meen
May 13, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I can't resist picking up the random anthologies professors put out on the "free books" tables in the departments!
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A past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, David Damrosch has written widely on comparative and world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include The Narrative Covenant: Transformations of Genre in the Growth of Biblical Literature (1987), We Scholars: Changing the Culture of the University (1995), What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Los ...more
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