Talk:2007-08 BM1 Introduction to the Critical and Scholarly Discussion of Literature, Part 1

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to do: Poetry, 19th-c drama?

  1. Beowulf (composed c. 750/ manuscript source c. 1010) Benjamin Slade's edition
  2. Geoffrey Chaucer Canterbury Tales (1386-1400). Virginia e-text (you may try to read the Shipman's tale with a translation into modern English).
  3. Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur (1471/1485) EEBO, Marteau esp. Caxton's preface and book 5
  4. William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608). EEBO
  5. William Congreve, The Country Wife (1675). ECCO
  6. Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719). ECCO, Marteau
  7. George Eliot, Middlemarch (1871/72).
  8. T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922). Wikisource
  9. Edward Bond, Saved (1965)
  10. Salman Rushdie, Satanic Verses (1988).

  1. Robert Markley. "The Rise of Nothing: " The New Eighteenth Century ed. Martha Nussbaum.
  2. Hugh Trevor-Roper. in The Invention of Tradition ed. Eric Hobsbawm.

Histories of Literature: Further Reading

  1. Pierre-Daniel Huet. The history of romances. [1670] 1715. ECCO, Anglistik Oldenburg).
  2. The modern dictionary of arts and sciences; or, complete system of literature. 1774. ECCO
  3. Hyppolite Taine. Introduction to the History of English Literature. 1863. Bartleby
  4. Pat Rogers (ed.). The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature 1987.