English Literature
A Student's Guide
3rd Edition

Edited by Martin Stephen
November 1999
Pearson Education
ISBN: 0582414512
400 pages
$67.50 Paper Original

Martin Stephen's classic text and course companion to English literature has been thoroughly revised and updated, taking account of the changes which have occurred in the subject since publication of the second edition.

1. Study and examination techniques in English literature 2. Revision, project work and research techniques 3. A guide to basic literary terms 4. Practical criticism: poetry 5. Practical criticism: prose 6. Practical criticism: drama 7. Chaucer 8. Elizabethan and Jacobean drama 9. Shakespeare 10. The Metaphysical Poets 11. Milton 12. Restoration drama

13. Pope, Dryden and Swift: Classicism and the eighteenth century 14. The eighteenth and early nineteenth century novel: Defoe, Fielding, Austen and the Brontes 15. Romanticism and the Romantic poets: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats 16. Gothic 17. Dickens, Thackeray and George Eliot 18. Victorian poets: Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins, Arnold and Hardy 19. Victorian drama: Ibsen, Chekhov, Shaw and Wilde 20. War literature 21. Modern and contemporary poetry 22. The modern and contemporary novel 23. Modern and contemporary drama 24. American literature 25. Literary and critical theory

Features " Provides a course companion and a basic primer. " A guide to the specialist techniques, rules and conventions of studying English literature. " Contains a key-note guide to major authors and texts. " Includes a guide to the required study, examination and revision techniques and examples of good practice. " Provides a guide to critical theory and a guide to developments in modern literature. " New features in the third edition include: " Completely new chapters on Gothic and war literature. " New sections on Swift, Dryden, Matthew Arnold and Kipling. " A full account of the impact of new critical theory on all major authors.

Review '...gives extremely pertinent advice on the practical criticism of poetry, prose and drama... .Ranging over everything from Chaucer to modern drama this sketches in the background and then cunningly identifies question areas. A good idea...' Times Educational Supplement

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