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A literary history of the English people

Jusserand, J. J.

A literary history of the English people

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Published by Putnam, The Knickerbocker Press in New York, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism,
  • English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J.J. Jusserand
    SeriesLibrary of English literature -- LEL 20337-38.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination3 v., plates
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13561266M
    LC Control Number87560739
    OCLC/WorldCa16570525

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A literary history of the English people book

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Yet this delicacy is only one side of Chaucer's abundant talent - as he soon proves in The Canterbury Tales. Since English really did not develop a free-standing tradition before the late sixteenth century, authors normally had to consider other language traditions when they composed their works.With a history steeped in the literary arts, Chautauqua Institution is the home of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, founded inA Short History of the English People This book was the first CLSC book selection Brooke, Stopford .

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Principally concerned with the production, circulation, and reception of texts and their material forms, book history. Bythe British Empire held sway over million people, 23% of the world population at the time, During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries these colonies and the USA started to produce their own significant literary traditions in English.

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