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|Reference Items||British Council Library YELLOW ZONE||820.9 (Browse shelf)||1||Not for loan|
|820.9 The short Oxford history of English literature /||820.9 Middle English literature, 1100-1400 /||820.9 English drama, 1485-1585 /||820.9 Chaucer and fifteenth-century verse and prose /||820.9 Poetry and prose in the sixteenth century.||820.9 The age of Johnson /||820.9 The early eighteenth century.|
Aims to study the age of Chaucer and the events that shaped his career, and to show how the age made the poet. It also pays considerable attention to the precise poetic means Chaucer used to produce his effects. The writings of Lydgate, Hoccleve, Pecock, Fortescue, Caxton and other unknownwriters of the 15th century are also assessed. Their work covered subjects such as love, war, religion, history, medicine, travel and practical affairs. This book sums up the contribution of the 15th century to the body and continuity of English literature.
Includes bibliographical references and index.