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A Brief History of English Literature

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ISBN-10: 0333791770
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'This text focuses on writers who are English, rather than who write in English, and deliberately concentrates on those most likely to be studied within the English education system. Its aim is to explore texts' interaction with their historical context; accordingly, it gives historical details as well as summaries and interpretations of literary texts. The style is concise, with concerns being introduced in a few paragraphs or even sentences...I found this an interesting and useful read. It introduces complex ideas in a style that will be easily understood by English teachers and will be accessible to some students at Advanced level and many in Higher Education. I recommend it for English departments and school/college libraries.' - Helen Barker, National Association for the Teaching of English 'A well-structured, uncluttered and balanced account of English literary history.' - J.P. Van der Motten, Gent Universiteit, Belgium 'Chatty and engaging...will do its best work at sixth-form and first-year undergraduate level.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

About the Author

John Peck is Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff University.

Martin Coyle is Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff University.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (May 17, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333791770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333791776
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,245,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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