English Literature before Chaucer

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ENGLISH LITERATURE
BEFORE CHAUCER

BY
P. G. THOMAS, M.A.
READER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

LONDON
EDWARD ARNOLD & CO.
1924
[All rights reserved]

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Part I - The Anglo-Saxon Period 1
  • I - Origins 3
  • II - Old English Poetic Style 4
  • III - Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and Their Dialects 8
  • IV - Cædmon and His School 10
  • V - Old English Epic 14
  • VI - Cynewulf and His School 21
  • VII - Old English Lyric 28
  • VIII - Didactic Poems 33
  • IX - Historical Poems 39
  • X - Old English Prose 41
  • Part II - The Middle English Period 53
  • XI - Religious Literature Homilies, Legends, and Didactic Pieces 55
  • XII - The Organisation of Romance 69
  • XIII - The Short Story 91
  • XIV - Didactic Literature 98
  • XV - Lyric and Verse-Satire 104
  • XVI - The Metrical Romances 119
  • XVIII - The Alliterative Romances 128
  • XIX - The Pearl-Poet and Huchoun 136
  • Index 149
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