The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature

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Cambridge University Press, 1970 - Literary Criticism - 976 pages
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Sampson's Concise History (first published in 1941) was a summary in readable form of the great Cambridge History with some personal touches by Sampson. The second edition had a substantial new chapter by R. C. Churchill on twentieth-century literature and appeared in 1961. This is a digital reprint of the 1970 edition, prepared by Mr Churchill, which provides a revision of the first thirteen chapters. Three very substantial chapters were added that had the effect of making this the only complete and up-to-date survey as of 1970 of world literature in English. The literature of the USA is surveyed in extenso and in its own right. The literatures in English of Ireland, India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the West Indies, South Africa and the predominately English-speaking African states are also treated. Students and general readers will find this a comprehensive and lively-minded survey, guide and reference book to the world's literature in the English language.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Scott p 514 H Byron p 518 Quincey p 47 x Jane Austen p 5
5
The Beginnings p i n Runes and English p 24 xn The Arthurian
39
clers from the Eleventh to the xvra Prosody of Old and Middle
49
Piers Plowman and its Sequence Fifteenth Century i p 78 xra
88
English Chaucerians p 69 ix Hawes xvn Ballads p 90 xvra Political
95
CHAPTER IV
145
Translators p 145 n The Author x Michael Drayton p 165 xi Donne
182
The Newspaper and the and Others p 400 ix Memoir
405
Writers p 392 Vi Lesser Verse xn William Law and the Mystics
416
Richardson p 418 n Fielding and phersons Ossian Chatterton Percy
459
Lesser Scottish Verse p 494
494
and Speakers p 466 in Bentham and xi The Prosody of the Eighteenth
511
ra Shelley p 523 rv Keats p 528 xi Lesser Novelists p 552 xn
559
CHAPTER XIII
572
Carlyle p 572 n The Tennysons p 606 vra NineteenthCentury
618

vn Robert Southwell John Davies xvn Writers on Country Pursuits
191
214 ix Shakespeare Poems p 226
226
Introductory p 193 n Secular In x Plays of Uncertain Authorship
232
xn Shakespeare in Europe
244
Ben Jonson p 248 n Chapman Dramatists p 272 x The Elizabethan
285
Cavalier Lyrists p 288 n The Thomas Fuller Izaak Walton
323
Poets p 295 v Milton p 299 xn Hobbes and Contemporary Philo
330
The Court Poets p 358 ix The Modern English Prose p
375
rv Matthew Arnold Arthur Hugh x Dickens p 622 xi The Political
650
CHAPTER XIV
658
Philosophy from Mill to Russell the Irish Literary Revival in the Age
716
CHAPTER III
778
The Colonial Period p 778 n p 800 v Whitman Melville and
828
CHAPTER XVI
841
Looking Before and Joyce p 866 rv The Old Drama
929
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