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Author Long, William J.
Source Librivox
Content type Audio
Language English
Subject Keyword nonfiction ♦ education
Abstract This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry. (From the Preface by William J. Long)
Table of Contents   Preface
  Chapter 1 - The Meaning of Literature
  Chapter 2 - THE ANGLO-SAXON OR OLD-ENGLISH PERIOD (450-1050)
  Chapter 2 - continued
  Chapter 3 - THE ANGLO-NORMAN PERIOD (1066-1350)
  Chapter 3 - continued
  Chapter 4 - THE AGE OF CHAUCER (1350-1400)
  Chapter 4 - continued
  Chapter 5 - THE REVIVAL OF LEARNING (1400-1550)
  Chapter 6 - THE AGE OF ELIZABETH (1550-1620)
  Chapter 6 - continued
  Chapter 7 - THE PURITAN AGE (1620-1660)
  Chapter 7 - continued
  Chapter 8 - PERIOD OF THE RESTORATION (1660-1700)
  Chapter 8 - continued
  Chapter 9 - EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE (1700-1800)
  Chapter 9 - continued
  Chapter 10 - THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM (1800-1850)
  Chapter 10 - continued
  Chapter 11 - THE VICTORIAN AGE (1850-1900)
  Chapter 11 - continued
  Chapter 11 - End
Learning Resource Type Audiobook
Time Required PT24H41M20S
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