This volume is ideally suited for use as a companion volume in survey courses where the instructor has decided against using a large anthology. It provides an overview of British literature in its social and historical context from the age of Romanticism through to the twentieth century and beyond. It traces literary developments in all genres, and touches as well on key developments in the history of the language and the history of print culture. It also provides essential historical background for those unfamiliar with the unfolding of British political, social, economic, and cultural history during these periods. Included are a wide variety of illustrations, 24 of which are color plates.
The material for British Literature: A Historical Overview has been drawn from the general introductions to the six volumes of the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature. A Historical Overview, Volume A is also available; this covers the medieval period through the eighteenth century.
"... an exciting achievement ... It sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured." - Graham Hammill, University of Notre Dame "...I am very impressed. ... A wealth of cultural and historical information is provided. ... The introductions show subtle expertise... The editors bring English literary tradition to life." - Wendy Nielsen, Montclair State University
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 14th June 2010
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.5 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36