Contents SummaryA Brief, Accurate Summary Of Historical Events And Social Conditions In Each Period, And A Consideration Of The Ideals Which Stirred The Whole Nation, As In The Days Of Elizabeth, Before They Found Expression In LiteratureA Study Of The Various Literary Epochs In Turn, Showing What Each Gained From The Epoch Preceding, And How Each Aided In The Development Of A National LiteratureA Readable Biography Of Every Important Writer, Showing How He Lived And Worked, How He Met Success Or Failure, How He Influenced His Age, And How His Age Influenced HimA Study And Analysis Of Every Author S Best Works, And Of Many Of The Books Required For College Entrance ExaminationsSelections Enough Especially From Earlier Writers, And From Writers Not Likely To Be Found In The Home Or School Library To Indicate The Spirit Of Each Author S Work And Directions As To The Best Works To Read, And Where Such Works May Be Found In Inexpensive EditionsA Frank, Non Technical Discussion Of Each Great Writer S Work As A Whole, And A Critical Estimate Of His Relative Place And Influence In Our LiteratureA Few Review Questions For Essays Or DiscussionThroughout This Book We Have Sought To Encourage The Student To Read Widely For Herself, To Choose The Best Books, And To Form Her Own Judgment About What The First Anglo Saxon Writers Called The Things Worthy To Be Remembered Chapter Contents A Concise History Of English LiteraturePreface The Meaning Of Literature The Old English PeriodThe First PoetryAnglo Saxon LifeChristian Writers Of The Anglo Saxon Period The Anglo Norman Period Historical IntroductionLiterature Of The Norman Period The Age Of ChaucerChaucer S Contemporaries The Revival Of LearningHistory Of The PeriodLiterature Of The Revival The Elizabethan AgeHistory Of The PeriodThe Non Dramatic PoetsThe First English DramatistsPeriods In The Development Of The DramaShakespeareContemporaries And SuccessorsThe Prose Writers The Puritan AgeHistorical SummaryLiterature Of The Puritan PeriodProse Writers Of The Puritan Period The RestorationThe Age Of French Influence Eighteenth Century LiteratureThe Augustan AgeThe Revival Of Romantic PoetryThe First English Novelists The Age Of RomanticismThe Poets Of RomanticismProse Writers Of The Romantic Period The Victorian Age The Poets Of The Victorian AgeMinor Poets Of The Victorian AgeThe Novelists Of The Victorian AgeEssayists Of The Victorian Age Summary Of English LiteratureContents In Detail For One ChapterThe Elizabethan AgeHistory Of The PeriodPolitical SummaryCharacteristics Of The Elizabethan AgeThe Non Dramatic PoetsEdmund SpenserLife Of SpenserSpenser S WorksArgument Of The Faery QueenPoetical FormMinor PoemsImportance Of The Shepherd S CalendarCharacteristics Of Spenser S PoetryComparison Between Chaucer And SpenserMinor PoetsThomas Sackville George ChapmanMichael DraytonThe First English DramatistsThe Origin Of The DramaPeriods In The Development Of The DramaThe Religious Period The Moral Period Of The DramaThe Artistic Period Of The DramaClassical Influence Upon The Drama
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