English Literature eBook

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Start of eBook1
CHAPTER V. THE REVIVAL OF LEARNING1
CHAPTER VI.  THE AGE OF ELIZABETH1
CHAPTER VII.  THE PURITAN AGE1
CHAPTER VIII.  PERIOD OF THE RESTORATION1
CHAPTER IX.  EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE1
CHAPTER X. THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM1
CHAPTER XI.  THE VICTORIAN AGE2
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY2
INDEX2
CHAPTER I2
CHAPTER II8
I. OUR FIRST POETRY8
II.  ANGLO-SAXON LIFE17
III.  CHRISTIAN WRITERS OF THE ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD21
BEDE (673-735)22
CYNEWULF (Eighth Century)25
ALFRED (848-901)27
SUGGESTIVE QUESTIONS.[41]30
CHAPTER III33
I. HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION33
II.  LITERATURE OF THE NORMAN PERIOD35
CHAPTER IV47
THE NEW NATIONAL LIFE AND LITERATURE47
CHAUCER (1340?-1400)48
CHAUCER’S CONTEMPORARIES56
JOHN WYCLIF (1324?-1384)58
JOHN MANDEVILLE59
CHAPTER V63
I. HISTORY OF THE PERIOD63
II.  LITERATURE OF THE REVIVAL65
CHAPTER VI70
I. HISTORY OF THE PERIOD70
II.  THE NON-DRAMATIC POETS OF THE ELIZABETHAN AGE72
MINOR POETS80
III.  THE FIRST ENGLISH DRAMATISTS82
PERIODS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DRAMA83
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE (1564-1593)93
IV.  SHAKESPEARE96
V. SHAKESPEARE’S CONTEMPORARIES AND SUCCESSORS IN THE DRAMA107
BEN JONSON (1573?-1637)109
VI.  THE PROSE WRITERS115
CHAPTER VII130
I. HISTORICAL SUMMARY130
II.  LITERATURE OF THE PURITAN PERIOD134
JOHN DONNE (1573-1631)136
GEORGE HERBERT (1593-1633)138
JOHN MILTON (1608-1674)142
III.  PROSE WRITERS OF THE PURITAN PERIOD153
MINOR PROSE WRITERS160
CHAPTER VIII167
THE AGE OF FRENCH INFLUENCE167
JOHN DRYDEN (1631-1700)172
CHAPTER IX183
I. AUGUSTAN OR CLASSIC AGE183
ALEXANDER POPE (1688-1744)187
JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745)191
JOSEPH ADDISON (1672-1719)197
SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784)202
BOSWELL’S “LIFE OF JOHNSON”207
EDMUND BURKE (1729—­1797)210
EDWARD GIBBON (1737-1794)213
II.  THE REVIVAL OF ROMANTIC POETRY215
THOMAS GRAY (1716-1771)217
OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1728-1774)219
WILLIAM COWPER (1731—­1800)223
ROBERT BURNS (1759-1796)225
WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827)230
MINOR POETS OF THE REVIVAL233
III.  THE FIRST ENGLISH NOVELISTS237
DANIEL DEFOE (1661(?)-1731)242
SAMUEL RICHARDSON (1689-1761)245
HENRY FIELDING (1707-1754)247
SMOLLETT AND STERNE248
CHAPTER X261
THE SECOND CREATIVE PERIOD OF ENGLISH LITERATURE261
I. THE POETS OF ROMANTICISM265
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772-1834)273
ROBERT SOUTHEY (1774-1843)278
WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832)279
GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON (1788-1824)286
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822)290
JOHN KEATS (1795-1821)295
II.  PROSE WRITERS OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD300
CHARLES LAMB (1775-1834)301
THOMAS DE QUINCY (1785-1859)303
JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817)307
WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR (1775-1864)310
CHAPTER XI321
THE MODERN PERIOD OF PROGRESS AND UNREST321
I. THE POETS OF THE VICTORIAN AGE325
ROBERT BROWNING (1812-1889)332
MINOR POETS OF THE VISTORIAN AGE340
II.  THE NOVELISTS OF THE VICTORIAN AGE344
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY (1811-1863)351
MARY ANN EVANS, GEORGE ELIOT (1819-1880)357
MINOR NOVELISTS OF THE VICTORIAN AGE363
III.  ESSAYISTS OF THE VICTORIAN AGE368
THOMAS CARLYLE (1795-1881)373
JOHN RUSKIN (1819-1900)380
MATTHEW ARNOLD (1822-1888)386
JOHN HENRY NEWMAN (1801-1890)391
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY405
INDEX408
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