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The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature

The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature

3rd Edition

Out of Print

  • Date Published: May 1970
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2009
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521095815

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  • Sampson's Concise History (first published in 1941) was a summary in readable form of the great Cambridge History with some personal touches by Sampson. The second edition had a substantial new chapter by R. C. Churchill on twentieth-century literature and appeared in 1961. This is a digital reprint of the 1970 edition, prepared by Mr Churchill, which provides a revision of the first thirteen chapters. Three very substantial chapters were added that had the effect of making this the only complete and up-to-date survey as of 1970 of world literature in English. The literature of the USA is surveyed in extenso and in its own right. The literatures in English of Ireland, India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the West Indies, South Africa and the predominately English-speaking African states are also treated. Students and general readers will find this a comprehensive and lively-minded survey, guide and reference book to the world's literature in the English language.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: May 1970
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521095815
    • length: 990 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 49 mm
    • weight: 1.335kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2009
  • Table of Contents

    1. From the beginnings to the cycles of romance
    2. The end of the Middle Ages
    3. Renascence and reformation
    4. Prose and poetry: Sir Thomas North to Michael Drayton
    5. The drama to 1642: part I
    6. The drama to 1642: part II
    7. Cavalier and Puritan
    8. The age of Dryden
    9. From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift
    10. The age of Johnson
    11. The period of the French revolution
    12. The nineteenth century: part I
    13. The nineteenth century: part II
    14. Empire and after: from the nineteenth to the twentieth century in Britain and overseas
    15. The literature of the United States of America from the colonial period to Henry James
    16. The age of T. S. Eliot: the mid-twentieth-century literature of the English-speaking world

  • Author

    George Sampson


    R. C. Churchill

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