“Sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured.” (Graham Hammill)
“With the publication of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, teachers and students in survey and upper-level undergraduate courses have a compelling alternative to the established anthologies from Norton and Longman. Having adopted the first two volumes for an early period survey course last year, I had no hesitation in repeating the experience this year. The medieval volume, in particular, is superb, with its generous representation of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman literary culture, as well as its growing collection of texts from the too little-known fifteenth century. This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement.” (Nicholas Watson)
“The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is a marvelously rich anthology with many complete, well-annotated works, a better representation of important figures than any of its competitors, fascinating ‘cultural portfolios,’ real attention to book-and print-culture, and great examples of transatlantic and postcolonialist literatures.” (Elizabeth Hodgson)
“Broadview has done an exquisite job in assembling this exceptional and exhaustive collection.” (Nat Hardy)
From the Back Cover
The second edition of this popular volume will include Chaucer’s “To Rosamond,” an expanded selection from Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella, and additional material from Elizabeth I. The new edition will also off er an expanded selection from Paradise Lost, selections from Pope’s Essay on Criticism, and a new Contexts section on transatlantic literary currents.