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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 December 3rd 2007 by Cambridge University Press
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Jessica
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
Marianne Søiland
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Murstein - javisst, men veldig bra og oversiktelig bok som virkelig setter engelsk litteratur inn i sammenheng med tiden og "ånden".
Amira
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
very clear and strict to the point !
Lena Donan
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Source code of every English-literature-men (as a new old type of human being) :)
Della DeMarinis
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent overview with focus on historical context. Particularly enjoyed chapters on medieval and 19th century lit.
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