The second edition of this best-selling book has been completely updated and revised throughout to take into account new authors and new scholarly developments in literature and in society. Offering a comprehensive account of one of the world's richest literatures, "A History of English Literature" traces its developments from the Old English period until the present day. A narrative which is also a discussion of major authors, the history reads as a clear and coherent whole.
Table of Contents
Introduction PART I: MEDIEVAL PART II: TUDOR AND STUART PART III: AUGUSTAN AND ROMANTIC PART IV: VICTORIAN LITERATURE TO 1880 PART V: THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Bibliography Glossary Index
MICHAEL ALEXANDER held the chair of English at the University of St Andrews, UK. He is a poet and translator and has international experience of teaching English literature, both medieval and modern.