New PDF release: British and Irish Literature and Its Times: Beginnings until

New PDF release: British and Irish Literature and Its Times: Beginnings until

By Joyce Moss, Lorraine Valestuk

International Literature and its instances - quantity 3

This sequence of literary feedback from Gale takes a totally certain approach--it analyzes works from a ancient, political, and social viewpoint instead of a strictly literary view. The projected 12-volume sequence is prepared geographically, with volumes three and four masking British and Irish Literature from their beginnings to the current day. every one quantity profiles 50 works together with fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and essays. A staff of specialists from either excessive faculties and universities chosen the works, whereas students in English literature and background reviewed the essays for accuracy. The essays have been written by way of Ph.D. applicants and affiliate professors at universities either within the U.S and abroad.

In all the volumes less than overview, a time line provides old occasions in Britain and eire in the course of the interval, with the comparable literary works indexed on the time in their book. those chronologies are rather wide and aid position the works of their historic framework. quantity three contains works by means of Charlotte Bronte, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot, Bram Stoker, Alfred Tennyson, and extra. one of the writers coated in quantity four are Seamus Heaney, Kazuo Ishiguro, Iris Murdoch, Salman Rushdie, Muriel Spark, and Tom Stoppard. prepared alphabetically via name and written in a method that's obtainable for high-school scholars and above, every one access in general follows a regular structure, with history info at the writer; a dialogue of the occasions on the time during which the literary paintings is decided; a synopsis of the paintings, with dialogue of its ancient, social, and political issues; a precis of occasions on the time the paintings was once written; and a quick bibliography of comparable books. All phrases and occasions are good defined and regarding the piece of literature. The represented works are typically every one author's most sensible recognized or often studied via scholars. also they are the works that healthy the subjects being mentioned within the quantity. even supposing Charles Dickens' novels disguise many issues, nice expectancies is mentioned since it illustrates the subjects of political reform and the remedy of convicts.

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From a theatre production of "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe, Marne Maitland as Faustus and Peter Coke as Mephistopheles, Mephistopheles is standing behind Faustus who is holding a opened book, photograph. CORBIS/ Hulton-Deutsch Collection. Reproduced by permission. —Title page from the book The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, 1623. Photograph. —Helen Mirren, as Duchess, holding hands with Bob Hoskins, a scene from the theatrical production of The Duchess of Malfi. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS.

Vitruvian Man, famous drawing of nude man with arms extended at different angles, within a circle, drawing by Leonardo da Vinci (ink and paper have turned brownish). Corbis Corporation. Reproduced by permission. , illustrator. From an illustration in Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. , 1894. , illustrator. From an illustration in Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. , 1894. —Sir Thomas Erpingham rallying troops at Battle of Agincourt, engraving. Bettmann/CORBIS. Reproduced by permission.

E. Pompey fled there because he had struck up a political alliance with Egypt's King Ptolemy XIII, who was embroiled at the time in a struggle for power with his sister-bride and co-ruler, Cleopatra VII. After Caesar arrived in pursuit of Pompey (who had been assassinated four days earlier), the 21-yearold queen approached him, determined to win over the victor in the civil war, since he was likely to be Rome's new ruler. Caesar, at this time in his mid-fifties, took her as his lover, and the two lived for a short time in the royal palace.

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