eBook The Britannica Guide to World Literature: English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302328
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302321
  • DDC: 820.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

As the British empire expanded ever outward, English writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries such as Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf turned their gaze inward to matters of ethical and moral import. Modern writers continue to examine British identity by reformulating and reinventing literary movements and devices introduced by their predecessors. Readers of this volume are invited to observe the progression of English literature and enjoy the stories behind some of the most seminal works in the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Post-Romantic and Victorian Eras.
2: Early Victorian Literature: The Age of the Novels.
3: Charles Dickens.
4: Thackeray, Gaskell, and Others.
5: The Brontës.
6: Early Victorian Verse.
7: Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
8: Idyll.
9: Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
10: Dramatic Monologue.
11: Clough and Arnold.
12: Early Victorian Nonfiction Prose.
13: Thomas Carlyle.
14: John Ruskin.
15: Late Victorian Literature.
16: The Novel.
17: Anthony Trollope.
18: Verse.
19: Gerard Manley Hopkins.
20: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
21: The Victorian Theatre.
22: Oscar Wilde.
23: Arthur Wing Pinero.
24: Victorian Literary Comedy.
25: The 20th Century: From 1900 to 1945.
26: Edwardian Novelists.
27: G.K. Chesterton.
28: Writing for the New Century.
29: Joseph Conrad.
30: Edwardian Playwrights.
31: George Bernard Shaw.
32: Harley Granville-Barker.
33: Anglo-American Modernism: Pound, Lewis, Lawrence, and Eliot.
34: Celtic Modernism: Yeats, Joyce, Jones, and MacDiarmid.
35: Stream of Consciousness.
36: The Literature of World War I and the Interwar Period.
37: Brooke and Sassoon.
38: Aldous Huxley.
39: The Old and New Guard.
40: Noël Coward.
41: Virginia Woolf.
42: Bloomsbury Group.
43: Women and Modernism.
44: The 1930s.
45: W.H. Auden.
46: Elizabeth Bowen.
47: George Orwell.
48: The Literature of World War II (1939–45).
49: T.S. Eliot.
50: Evelyn Waugh.
51: Literature After 1945.
52: Fiction.
53: Influential Fiction Writers of the Period.
54: Kingsley Amis.
55: Angry Young Men.
56: Martin Amis.
57: Julian Barnes.
58: A.S. Byatt.
59: William Golding.
60: Doris Lessing.
61: Ian McEwan.
62: Muriel Spark.
63: Poetry and Notable Poets.
64: John Betjeman.
65: Seamus Heaney.
66: Ted Hughes.
67: Philip Larkin.
68: Drama.
69: Theatre of the Absurd.
70: Harold Pinter.
71: Terence Rattigan.
72: Tom Stoppard.
73: Well-Made Play.
74: The 21st Century.
75: Zadie Smith.
Epilogue.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.