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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 491 pages of information about Halleck's New English Literature.
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Start of eBook1
INDEX1
NEW ENGLISH LITERATURE4
INTRODUCTION4
CHAPTER I:  FROM 449 A.D.  TO THE NORMAN CONQUEST, 10668
BEOWULF16
TRANSLATION17
THE CAEDMONIAN CYCLE20
TRANSLATION21
THE CYNEWULF CYCLE23
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ANGLO-SAXON POETRY24
ANGLO-SAXON PROSE27
SUMMARY30
REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY31
LITERARY31
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS32
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER I: 33
CHAPTER II:  FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST, 1066, TO CHAUCER’S DEATH, 140034
THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN ENGLISH36
LITERATURE OF THE PERIOD 1066-140040
SUMMARY55
REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY56
LITERARY56
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS57
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER II: 59
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SUMMARY67
REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY68
LITERARY68
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS69
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER III: 70
CHAPTER IV:  THE AGE OF ELIZABETH, 1558-160370
ELIZABETHAN PROSE LITERATURE72
FRANCIS BACON, 1561-162675
THE NON-DRAMATIC POETRY—­LYRICAL VERSE78
EDMUND SPENSER, 1552-159980
THE ENGLISH DRAMA84
THE PRESENTATION OF ELIZABETHAN PLAYS90
PRE-SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMATISTS95
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, 1564-159396
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, 1564-161698
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS107
BEN JONSON, 1573?-1637112
MINOR DRAMATISTS115
SUMMARY118
REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY119
LITERARY119
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS120
THE DRAMA121
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER IV: 124
CHAPTER V:  THE PURITAN AGE, 1603-1660125
THE PROSE OF THE PURITAN AGE127
JOHN BUNYAN, 1628-1688129
THE POETRY OF THE PURITAN AGE132
JOHN MILTON, 1608-1674134
CHARACTERISTICS OF MILTON’S POETRY138
SUMMARY141
REFERENCES FOR FUTURE STUDY142
LITERARY142
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER V: 143
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JOHN DRYDEN, 1631-1700149
DANIEL DEFOE, 1659?-1731152
JONATHAN SWIFT, 1667-1745154
JOSEPH ADDISON, 1672-1719158
ALEXANDER POPE, 1688-1744162
SUMMARY166
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY166
LITERARY167
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS167
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER VI: 168
169
CHANGE IN LITERARY STANDARDS:  ROMANTICISM170
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MODERN NOVEL175
PHILOSOPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND POLITICAL PROSE181
OLIVER GOLDSMITH, 1728-1774183
SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1709-1784186
SUMMARY189
REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY190
LITERARY190
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS191
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER VII: 193
CHAPTER VIII:  THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM, 1780-1837193
WILLIAM COWPER, 1731-1800200
ROBERT BURNS, 1759-1796202
WALTER SCOTT, 1771-1832205
JANE AUSTEN, 1775-1817208
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, 1770-1850210
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, 1722-1834216
GEORGE NOEL GORDON, LORD BYRON, 1788-1824220
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, 1792-1822225
JOHN KEATS, 1795-1821229
THOMAS DE QUINCEY, 1785-1859234
SUMMARY236
REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY237
LITERARY237
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS239
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER VIII: 242
CHAPTER IX:  THE VICTORIAN AGE, 1837-1900243
THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY, 1800-1859252
JOHN HENRY, CARDINAL NEWMAN, 1801-1890256
THOMAS CARLYLE, 1795-1881259
CHARLES DICKENS, 1812-1870269
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, 1811-1863273
GEORGE ELIOT, 1819-1880276
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, 1850-1894279
GEORGE MEREDITH, 1828-1909282
MATTHEW ARNOLD, 1822-1888288
ROBERT BROWNING, 1812-1889291
ALFRED TENNYSON, 1809-1892298
ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE, 1837-1909303
SUMMARY310
REFERENCES FOR FURTHER STUDY311
LITERARY311
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS312
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER IX: 318
CHAPTER X:  TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE318
THE NOVEL320
POETRY324
THE MODERN DRAMA329
CELTIC DRAMATISTS334
SUMMARY337
CONCLUSION338
REFERENCE FOR FURTHER STUDY338
SUGGESTED READINGS WITH QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS339
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER X: 340
INDEX345
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