English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance
J. E. Luebering
The Rosen Publishing Group, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 265 pages
Retaining the thrill and tone of oral storytelling as the written word became increasingly widespread was the charge of early English writing. Beginning in the Old English period and continuing through the Medieval and Renaissance periods, writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare began to elevate the place of literature in society. This volume details the evolution of early English literature And The enduring works that have withstood centuries of linguistic and cultural change.
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