The Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Middle Ages

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David Damrosch
Longman, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 3072 pages
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The Longman Anthology of British Literature is the most comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged book on the market. Approaching literature from a broad cultural perspective, the anthology offers a rich selection of fiction, drama, and poetry by major British authors. The second edition of The Longman Anthology of British Literature includes key major additions of important works, an expanded illustration program, and new translation of Beowulf. Fresh and up-to-date introductions and notes are written by an editorial team whose members are all actively engaged in teaching and in current scholarship, and one hundred illustrations show both artistic and cultural developments from the medieval period through the 18th Century. Perspectives sections shed light on individual periods, but are also positioned to link with surrounding works. Companion readings provide additional context for and special insight into key readings. For avid readers of British Literature.

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Review: The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2A: The Romantics and Their Contemporaries

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Not a bad anthology but probably not the best. It kind of annoys me how they split up poems sometimes so parts of them are on other pages. Other than that, the endnotes are pretty good as are the ... Read full review

Review: Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2B: The Victorian Age (3rd Edition)

User Review  - Janet Wilcox - Goodreads

A dreary sad story, of passions gone awry. Poor Tess..Maybe I'd appreciate it more now, but don't plan to reread it. Read full review


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David Damrosch is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of "The Narrative Covenant" and "We Scholars: Changing the Culture of the University" and the general editor of "The Longman Anthology of British Literature.

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