British Writers, Volume 1-8, is a collection of critical essays covering writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the present day. The contributors analyze many individual works and engage the reader with their distinctive themes and stylistic. Introductory essays and chronological tables open each volume and provide historical background.
List of Subjects in Volume III DANIEL DEFOE by James Sutherland JONATHAN SWIFT by A. Norman Jeffares SIR RICHARD STEELE AND JOSEPH ADDISON by A. R. Humphreys JOHN GAY by Oliver Warner ALEXANDER POPE by Ian Jack SAMUEL RICHARDSON by R. F. Brissenden HENRY FIELDING by John Butt SAMUEL JOHNSON by S. C. Roberts LAURENCE STERNE by D. W. Jefferson THOMAS GRAY by R. W. Ketton-Cremer TOBIAS SMOLLETT by Laurence Brander WILLIAM COLLINS by Oswald Doughty OLIVER GOLDSMITH by A. Norman Jeffares EDMUND BURKE by T. E. Utley WILLIAM COWPER by Norman Nicholson EDWARD GIBBON by. V. Wedgwood JAMES BOSWELL by. A. W. Collins RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN by Arnold Hare GEORGE CRABBE by R. L. Brett WILLIAM BLAKE by J. B. Beer ROBERT BURNS by David Daiches THE GOTHIC NOVEL by Brendan Hennessy