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  • 英国文学简史[平装]
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  • 作者:佩克(JohnPeck)(作者),科伊尔(MartinCoyle)(作者),王守仁(合著者)
  • 出版社:高等教育出版社;第1版(2010年11月1日)
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    《英国文学简史》:A Brief History of English Literature
    offers an engaging chronological narrative of all the main literary periods
    places texts in their social, political, and cultural contexts
    covers canonical and non-canonical texts
    will appeal to literature students and the general reader alike

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    作者:(英国)佩克(John Peck) (英国)科伊尔(Martin Coyle) 合著者:王守仁

    目录

    1 Old English Literature
    Beowulf
    'The Seafarer' and 'The Wanderer'
    Battle Poems and 'The Dream of the Rood'
    Old English Language

    2 Middle English Literature
    From the Norman Conquest to Chaucer
    Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    Geoffrey Chaucer, William Dunbar, Robert Henryson
    William Langland, Medieval Drama, Thomas Malory

    3 Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose
    Sir Thomas Wyatt
    Sixteenth-Century Prose and the Reformation
    The Sonnet: Sir Philip Sidney and William Shakespeare
    Edmund Spenser

    4 Shakespeare
    Shakespeare in Context
    Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories
    Shakespeare's Tragedies
    Shakespeare's Late Plays

    5 Renaissance and Restoration Drama
    Renaissance Drama and Christopher Marlowe
    Elizabethan and Jacobean Revenge Tragedy
    Ben Jonson and the Masque
    Restoration Drama

    6 Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose
    John Donne
    From Ben Jonson to John Bunyan and Andrew Marvell
    John Milton
    John Dryden

    7 The Eighteenth Century
    Alexander Pope
    The Augustan Age
    Edward Gibbon, Samuel Johnson
    Sensibility

    8 The Novel: The First Hundred Years
    Daniel Defoe
    Aphra Behn, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Tobias Smollett
    From Eliza Hay-wood to Mary Shelley
    Walter Scott and Jane Austen

    9 The Romantic Period
    The Age of Revolution
    William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats
    Radical Voices

    10 Victorian Literature, 1837-1857
    Charles Dickens
    Charlotte and Emily Bronte
    William Makepeace Thackeray; Elizabeth Gaskell
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    11 Victorian Literature, 1857-1876
    Victorian Thinkers
    George Eliot
    Wilkie Collins and the Sensation Novel
    Anthony Trollope, Christina Rossetti

    12 Victorian Literature, 1876-1901
    13 The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
    14 The Twentieth Century: Between the Wars
    15 The Twentieth Century: The Second World War to the End of the Millennium
    16 Postscript
    Periods of English Literature and Language
    Chronology
    Further Reading

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    It is easy to construct a coherent overview of seventeenth-century poetry; whether such an overview has any validity, however, is open to question. Spenser, as the greatest non-dramatic poet of the sixteenth century, continued to be an influence, but we have to wait until John Milton to see a poet as ambitious as Spenser. Milton, however, has to be seen as rather detached from the poetic fashion of his day, whereas Donne both typifies and dictates the fashion. The so-called Metaphysical poets of the 1630s, 1640s and 1650s - George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan and Andrew Marvell - all work in a manner initiated by Donne. Ben Jonson, on the other hand, favoured a more restrained form of social poetry. Amongst those who fell under his influence were the 'Cavalier' poets: Richard Lovelace, Sir John Suckling and Thomas Carew, as well as Robert Herrick and Edmund Waller. Jonson would also, in the course of time, prove a major influence on the neo-classical approach of John Dryden, the writer who, specifically in his satirical poems, seems to embody the spirit of the Restoration period.
    What complicates the issue immediately is the fact that writers who were influenced by, say, Jonson, were just as likely to have been influenced by Donne. The real problem in presenting an overview of the century's poetry, however, is the fact that a summary creates an impression of coherent change and development; whereas a more accurate impression is of variety and confusion. Indeed, in poem after poem there is an emphasis on the perplexing nature of life, a stance that is substantiated by the use of rhetorical devices such as paradox and antithesis, conceit and hyperbole. These rhetorical devices convey a sense of the complex and contradictory nature of experience. The security, such as it was, of the medieval world has been left behind, the poetry of the seventeenth century reflecting a world that has, in a variety of ways but perhaps most clearly with the execution of King Charles I by Parliament, in 1649, been turned Upside down.