English Literature : Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World

By: William J. Long

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About the Book The book presents the history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era. It aims to create in every student the desire to read the best books in literature, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. It interprets literature both personally and historically and shows how a great book generally reflects not only the author’s life and thought but also the spirit of the age in which he lived. By means of a study of each successive period, it attempts to show how English literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry. The book provides an accurate summary of historical events and social conditions in each period; a study of the various literary epochs, in turn, showing what each gained from the preceding epoch, and how each aided in the development of a national literature; and an accessible biography of every important writer, showing how he lived and worked, how he met success or failure, how he influenced his age, and how his age influenced him. It also gives an analysis of every author’s best works, and of many of the books required for college-entrance examinations; and a discussion of each great writer’s work as a whole, and a critical estimate of his relative place in, and influence on English literature. The rich content of the book, and lucid expression of William J. Long have made it a classic in English literature. It will be useful for the students and teachers of English literature, particularly history of English literature and researchers in these fields. Printed Pages: 544

Title: English Literature : Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World

Author Name: William J. Long

Categories: Literature, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors: 2017

ISBN: 8126920564

ISBN 13: 9788126920563

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202659

Keywords: English Literature : Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World William J. Long