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Description - The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and Its Contexts by Peter Widdowson

This comprehensive guide to the historical and cultural context of English Literature covers the core periods of literature, and history, from the English Renaissance to the present. It introduces and outlines key terms, concepts and developments and provides a series of timelines showing political, social, cultural and literary events for each year. Together it offers a concise history of Britain for literature students and provides readers with the context for any literary work from 1500 to 2000.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333792179
ISBN-10: 0333792173
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 5-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Widdowson

PETER WIDDOWSON was one time Professor of English at the University of Gloucestershire. He was a well-known critic whose publications for students include A Readers' Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (with Peter Brooker, Longman, 1997), Literature (Routledge, 1999) and Graham Swift (Northcote House, 2004).

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