The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and Its Contexts - Widdowson, Peter
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This comprehensive guide to the historical and cultural context of English literature covers the core periods of literature, and history, from the English Renaissance to the present. Peter Widdowson introduces and outlines key terms, concepts and developments and provides a series of timelines showing political, social, cultural and literary events for each year. Together, this indispensable reference work offers a concise history of Britain for literature students at all levels and provides readers with the context for any literary work from 1500 to 2000. The Palgrave Guide to English…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This comprehensive guide to the historical and cultural context of English literature covers the core periods of literature, and history, from the English Renaissance to the present. Peter Widdowson introduces and outlines key terms, concepts and developments and provides a series of timelines showing political, social, cultural and literary events for each year. Together, this indispensable reference work offers a concise history of Britain for literature students at all levels and provides readers with the context for any literary work from 1500 to 2000. The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and its Contexts, 1500-2000 - covers a wide range of canonical British authors and works but also provides contextualising examples of works from other countries - each chapter focuses on a key period in English Literature and History, gives a brief overview of that period, and defines the main terms and ideas of the age - contains easy-to-follow timelines which may be viewed either horizontally or vertically, allowing readers to track a chronological history, or single out the developments and events of a specific year
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Macmillan Education
  • 2004
  • Seitenzahl: 292
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. Mai 2004
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 249mm x 190mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 625g
  • ISBN-13: 9780333792186
  • ISBN-10: 0333792181
  • Artikelnr.: 13890147
Autorenporträt
PETER WIDDOWSON was one time Professor of English at the University of Gloucestershire. He was a well-known critic whose publications for students include A Readers' Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (with Peter Brooker, Longman, 1997), Literature (Routledge, 1999) and Graham Swift (Northcote House, 2004).
Inhaltsangabe
Brief Contents.- Detailed Contents.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction: Premises and Procedures.- How to Use the Book.- Abbreviations Used Throughout.- 1500-1649: The English Reformation and Renaissance.- 1650-1699: Commonwealth and Restoration.- 1700-1789: The Augustan Period.- 1790-1829: The Romantic Period.- 1830-1899: The Victorian Period.- 1900-1939: World War I and the Modernist Period.- 1940-1959: World War II and the Post-War Period.- 1960-1979: The Nineteen-Sixties and Seventies.- 1980-2000: The Contemporary Period.- Works Used for Reference.- Alphabetical Index of British Authors.

Brief Contents.
Detailed Contents.
Acknowledgements.
Introduction: Premises and Procedures.
How to Use the Book.
Abbreviations Used Throughout.
1500
1649: The English Reformation and Renaissance.
1650
1699: Commonwealth and Restoration.
1700
1789: The Augustan Period.
1790
1829: The Romantic Period.
1830
1899: The Victorian Period.
1900
1939: World War I and the Modernist Period.
1940
1959: World War II and the Post
War Period.
1960
1979: The Nineteen
Sixties and Seventies.
1980
2000: The Contemporary Period.
Works Used for Reference.
Alphabetical Index of British Authors.