The Routledge History of Literature in English

Britain and Ireland

Author: Ronald Carter,John McRae

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415123429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 5219

This new guide to the main developments in the history of British and Irish Literature uniquely charts some of the main features of literary language development and highlights key language topics. Clearly structured and highly readable, unlike traditional histories of literature it spans over a thousand years of literary history from AD 600 to the present day. It emphasizes the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural. Key features of the book are: * an up-to-date guide to the major periods of literature in English in Britain and Ireland * extensive coverage of post-1945 literature * language notes spanning AD 600 to the present * extensive quotations from poetry, prose and drama * a timeline of the important historical and political events This will be essential reading for all students of English literature and language.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192806874

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1164

View: 9302

Written by a team of more than 150 contributors working under the direction of Dinah Birch, and ranging in influence from Homer to the Mahabharata, this guide provides the reader with a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of English literature.

British Romantic Drama

Historical and Critical Essays

Author: Terence Allan Hoagwood,Daniel P. Watkins

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637432

Category: Drama

Page: 235

View: 9082

The present volume attempts a systematic explanation of various dimensions of Romantic drama by foregrounding both the theoretical and practical questions bearing on Romantic drama in its historical situation. In this effort, the volume intentionally gravitates toward discussion of lesser-known works of the period, rather than such major dramas as Manfred or Prometheus Unbound. This is because the poetic dramas by Byron and Shelley have already been the subject of many useful historicist investigations, and also because lesser-known works - for instance, the dramas of Scott, Wordsworth's Borderers, and the many revolutionary and counter-revolutionary dramas of the period - provide avenues into historical and ideological issues that cannot be adequately addressed by exclusive attention to dramas long recognized as canonical.

Romantic rebels

essays on Shelley and his circle

Author: Kenneth Neill Cameron,Carl H. Pforzheimer Library

Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 697


The National Encyclopedia

Author: Henry Suzzallo,William Waite Beardsley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 9189


Die Differenzmaschine


Author: William Gibson,Bruce Sterling

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641087562

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 7363

Mit diesem Roman wurde der Steampunk erfunden London 1855: Das viktorianische England schickt sich an, dank seiner dampfbetriebenen Informationstechnologie ein neues, glücklicheres Zeitalter einzuleiten. Doch in dieser Ära des Aufbruchs und des technischen Fortschritts geraten vier Menschen in einen Strudel aus Brutalität, Gewalt und Zerstörung.

Marino Faliero, Doge von Venedig

Author: George Gordon Byron

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954556286

Category: Drama

Page: 176

View: 788

Mit seinem 1821 uraufgeführten Historiendrama zielte Lord Byron (1788-1824) auf die Machtarroganz und Tyrannei des von ihm verachteten Adels. Vorlage für die Tragödie ist ein historisches Ereignis aus dem Jahr 1335, als sich der venezianische Doge Marino Falieri aus Empörung über das Verhalten der städtischen Patrizier mit Verschwörern zusammentat, die die Adelsherrschaft beenden wollten. Neben dem eigentlichen Stück enthält der Band ein erklärendes Vorwort sowie einen umfangreichen Anhang, in dem Byron seine Absichten und historischen Quellen darlegt.