World Literature and Its Times: British & Irish Literature and Its Times: Celtic Migrations to the Reform Bill (Beginnings-1830s)

  • Volume 3
  • Joyce Moss
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787637289
  • ISBN-13: 9780787637286
  • DDC: 820.9
  • Shipping Weight: 3.25 lbs ( 1.47 kgs)
  • 592 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2001 | Published



World Literature and Its Times helps students and researchers make connections between political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. Each volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from a particular country and region, representing approximately 50 works. The detailed essays are approximately 10 pages in length and offer the following features:

  • Introductory profile -- an overview that discuss genre, time, place and other important elements with a synopsis and introduction that places the work in the context of the authors' life
  • Events in history -- a report on the social, political and cultural climate relevant to the work, including primary source documents, charts, timelines and other illustrative materials
  • Literary work in focus -- three sections that place the work in context with an in-depth summary, related history and historical sources
  • Sources for more information -- full citations offering additional sources of information

Additional features include illustrations; maps; author and title tables of contents; sidebars; timelines; advisor information; and an alphabetical index of authors, titles, events and personalities.

The series contains eight volumes covering the following literatures:

  • Latin American literature
  • African literature
  • British & Irish literature (2 volumes - The Victorian Era to the Present and Celtic Migrations to the Reform Bill )
  • Spanish & Portuguese literature
  • Middle Eastern literature
  • Italian literature
  • Classical literature

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"This series of literary criticism from Gale takes a wholly unique approach¯it analyzes works from a historical, political, and social perspective rather than a strictly literary view. ..All terms and events are well explained and related to the piece of literature. The represented works tend to be each author's best known or most often studied by students. ..By emphasizing the context of literture, it offers a unique perspective and a fresh approach and will be a valuable set in larger school, public, and academic libraries." -- Booklist ( December 2001)

— Booklist