An Outline History of English Literature

By: William Henry Hudson

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About the Book A history of English literature is a chronological account of the books which have been written in the English language and their authors. Since literature as a whole grows and changes from generation to generation, in tracing this growth, history must show the place which each writer occupies in it, and also his relation with those who went before and those who came after him. Every great writer brings some absolutely new thing into what he writes, and his work bears its own special hallmark. A writer of exceptionally powerful personality is certain to stamp his impress upon his age, and amongst those who follow him many will always be found who reveal his influence in their thought and style. In this way the ‘schools’ and ‘movements’ are formed which last for a while before being replaced by newer ones. Thus we speak of school of Pope, classic movement in verse and romantic movement in prose fiction which owed its principal impulse to Scott’s historical novels. Each age has its own particular lines of interest and its own specific way of thinking and feeling about things. Hence, the literature it produces is governed by certain prevailing tastes. The purpose of a history of literature is to give a clear account of the whole transformation of literature from period to period and mark out the causes which have combined to create new tastes making a departure from earlier schools and movements. An Outline History of English Literature focuses attention on general literature from the pre-Chaucerian period to the age of Tennyson. It will prove useful to the students and teachers of English literature and the researchers in this field. Printed Pages: 264

Title: An Outline History of English Literature

Author Name: William Henry Hudson

Categories: Literature, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8171568459

ISBN 13: 9788171568451

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202680

Keywords: An Outline History of English Literature William Henry Hudson