A Short History of English Literature

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Contents
Prefacevii
Preface to the edition of 1984viii
1 The fourteenth century 1
2 Fifteenth-century poetry and prose 19
3 The early sixteenth century 31
4 Elizabethan drama 40
5 Jacobean drama 64
6 Elizabethan poetry 81
7 Metaphysical and Cavalier poetry 95
8 Elizabethan and seventeenth-century prose 111
9 Milton to Dryden 125
10 Restoration drama 137
11 Origins of the novel 151
12 The age of Swift and Pope 160
13 The age of Johnson 181
14 The eighteenth-century novel 201
15 The close of the eighteenth century 217
16 Wordsworth and the Romantics 231
17 Scott and contemporary novelists 255
18 Victorian poetry 270
19 The Victorian novel 301
20 Twentieth-century drama 331

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