The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume A - Second Edition, Volume 1

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Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, Roy Liuzza, Jerome J. McGann, Anne Lake Prescott, Barry V. Qualls, Claire Waters
Broadview Press, Sep 8, 2011 - Literary Collections - 1700 pages
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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field.

The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes.

The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the concise edition nevertheless provides instructors with substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, the concise edition of this acclaimed Broadview anthology provides focused yet wide-ranging coverage for British literature survey courses.

The second edition of this volume includes Chaucer’s “To Rosamond,” an expanded selection from Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella, and additional material from Elizabeth I. The new edition also offers an expanded selection from Paradise Lost as well as Pope’s Essay on Criticism and a new Contexts section on transatlantic literary currents.

 

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Contents

The Medieval Period
1
Bede
36
Exeter Book Elegies
51
Beowulf
62
Marie de France
111
Middle English Lyrics
127
The Crises of the Fourteenth Century
135
Sir Orfeo
149
George Herbert
867
Andrew Marvell
878
Katherine Philips
891
John Milton
897
The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
1001
John Dryden
1039
Samuel Pepys
1072
Aphra Behn
1103

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
159
Geoffrey Chaucer
229
Julian of Norwich
348
Margery Kempe
365
Contexts
381
The Wakefield Master
402
Sir Thomas Malory
419
The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century
465
William Tyndale
518
Sir Thomas Wyatt
532
Henry Howard Earl of Surrey
541
The Elizabethan Sonnet and Lyric
546
Edmund Spenser
555
Sir Philip Sidney
654
Elizabeth 1 Queen of England
684
A Portfolio Contexts
699
Aemilia Lanyer
717
Sir Walter Ralegh
724
Francis Bacon
736
Christopher Marlowe
743
William Shakespeare
791
Ben Jonson
811
John Donne
824
Lady Mary Wroth
851
Thomas Hobbes
856
Robert Herrick
861
William Wycherley
1143
John Wilmot Earl of Rochester
1195
Daniel Defoe
1207
Anne Finch Countess of Winchilsea
1247
Jonathan Swift
1254
Alexander Pope
1378
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
1423
Eliza Haywood
1430
The EighteenthCentury Sexual Imagination
1447
Contexts
1451
James Thomson
1468
Samuel Johnson
1476
Thomas Gray
1516
Christopher Smart
1520
Contexts
1523
William Cowper
1571
Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa
1579
Reading Poetry
1597
Maps
1617
Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain
1625
Glossary of Terms
1630
Permissions Acknowledgments
1653
Index of First Lines
1655
Index of Authors and Titles
1660
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Our Editorial Team:

Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts
Leonard Conolly, Trent University
Kate Flint, University of Southern California
Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta
Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee
Jerome McGann, University of Virginia
Anne Prescott, Barnard College
Barry Qualls, Rutgers University
Claire Waters, University of Virginia

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