A Brief History of English Literature

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 17, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 528 pages
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A Brief History of English Literature provides a lively introductory guide to English literature from Beowulf to the present day. The authors write in their characteristically lucid style which enables the reader to engage fully with the narrative and easily understand the texts in relation to the social, political and cultural contexts in which they were written. A masterpiece of clarity and compression, this book is a must have for anyone interested in the history of literature from the British Isles.

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About the author (2002)

John Peck is Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff University.

Martin Coyle is Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff University.

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