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The Penguin Short History of English Literature By Stephen Coote

The Penguin Short History of English Literature
by Stephen Coote

This guide to English literature covers the period from the "gawain poet" to the present day. The book surveys the lines of development that lead from the Anglo-Saxon poet, or scop, singing his work at his chieftain's hearth, to the modern poetry of Geoffrey Hill and Seamus Heaney.
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The Penguin Short History of English Literature by Stephen Coote

This guide to English literature covers the period from (roughly) the "gawain poet" to the present day. The book surveys the lines of development that lead from the Anglo-Saxon poet, or scop, singing his work at his chieftain's hearth, to the modern poetry of Geoffrey Hill and Seamus Heaney. Each chapter provides a generous overview of styles and themes along with vivid, compact accounts of the major figures. The author examines Chaucer and his medieval contemporaries, Shakespeare and the golden age of drama, and the progress of poetry from Donne through Milton to Dryden. A survey of 20th-century writers such as Yeats, Lawrence, Joyce and T.S. Eliot completes the book.

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Table of Contents


Old English literature; medieval English literature; humanism and reform; Shakespeare and the drama: 1500-1642; from Donne to Dryden; science, satire and sentiment; revolutions, reaction and reform; Victorian values; aspects of 20th-century literature; bibliographical essay.

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GOR001240790
The Penguin Short History of English Literature by Stephen Coote
Stephen Coote
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1993-09-30
784
0140125310
9780140125313
N/A
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