The Great Tradition in English Literature from Shakespeare to Jane Austen
Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011 - 384 pagina's
The Great Tradition in English Literature from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, written by Annette T. Rubinstein, is a comprehensive exploration of the literary works produced during the period spanning from the Elizabethan era to the early 19th century in England. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the most prominent writers of this era, including Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Johnson, and Austen, and their significant contributions to the development of English literature. Rubinstein provides a detailed analysis of the different literary genres, such as poetry, drama, and prose, and their evolution during this period. She also explores the social and cultural context that influenced the literary works of this era, including the political and religious upheavals, the rise of the middle class, and the changing role of women in society. The book is divided into chapters, each focusing on a particular writer or literary genre. The first chapter discusses the importance of Shakespeare and his contribution to the development of English drama. The subsequent chapters delve into the works of other writers, such as Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost, Dryden's satirical poetry, Pope's mock-epic poem The Rape of the Lock, and Johnson's novel Rasselas. The final chapter of the book is dedicated to Jane Austen, one of the most celebrated writers of the early 19th century. Rubinstein provides a detailed analysis of Austen's novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, and their portrayal of the social and cultural norms of the time. Overall, The Great Tradition in English Literature from Shakespeare to Jane Austen is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the development of English literature and the cultural and social context that influenced it. It provides a comprehensive overview of the literary works produced during this period and their significance in shaping the English literary tradition.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.