This is a splendid work on English literature written with imagination and rare insight.This edition of the now classic work has won critical acclaim. To havebrought within the scope of one fresh and enquiring mind, as learned as it is imaginative, the whole compass of English literature from Caedmon to D. H. Lawrence is a tremendous and heart-warming feat. With Zest and love and with a constant sense of exited discovery the writer storms his way through an enormous and complex tradition,, balancing historical background and "pure" criticism to a hair's breadth of good judgment.
Table of Contents
VOLUME 2 15. The Restoration 16. The Augustan Age: Defoe, Swift, Pope 17. Poetry From Thomson To Crabbe 18. The Novel From Richardson To Jane Austin 19. Eighteenth Century Philosophical, Historical And Critical Prose, And Miscellaneous Writings 20. Scottish Literature From Allan Ramsay To Walter Scott 21. The Romantic Poets 1: Blake, Wordsworth, And Coleridge 22. The Romantic Poets 2: Shelley, Keats, And Byron 23. Familiar, Critical, And Miscellaneous Prose Of The Early And Middle Nineteenth Century 24. Victorian Prose: John Henry Newman To William Morris 25. The Victorian Poets 26. The Victorian Novel 27. Drama From The Beginning Of The Eighteenth Century