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A survey of the English prose, poetry and drama of Great Britain and Ireland from earliest times to the 1980s....

Title : Outline of English Literature
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ISBN : 9780582749177
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 216 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Outline of English Literature Reviews

  • Michaela
    2019-02-02 08:10

    The langauge is really easy, sometimes I was like "are they kidding me". What's also a bit annoying that they omitted several important books. But it's useful if you need to have basic knowledge about British literature.

  • M
    2019-01-22 12:33

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  • Rita
    2019-02-17 12:18

    apparently, 'critical survey' means strongly opinionated statements about everything

  • Hanna
    2019-02-18 12:36

    I got this mainly to get recommendations, and I got that sure. But I found the way this book is written very funny lol. I mean it's clearly for kids in school and all but I laughed everytime they said things like 'he also wrote a couple other things but they weren't good so it doesn't matter'. It was also weird how they dedicated so little to some authors (and also the lack of women). But anyways, got some good recs, thanks m8.

  • Candy
    2019-01-26 12:13

    To me, this book is much more interesting than the book about American literature I just read. However, it may just because I am more fond of literature of England than that of America. Besides, difficult vocabularies are explained in footnotes, which are very helpful. English learners will surely appreciate it. Overall, the book is a great introduction to the world of English literature.

  • شيماء دعبس
    2019-02-14 07:37

    I enjoyed this outline indeed. But just ask how Agatha Christie's Production can be summarized in 3 lines?! How "TO kill a Mockingbird" and "The Crucible" can be ignored?! Also the literary movement need some more details. But to be Fair; we cannot complain from the vocab level cus it is clear from the intro that is"to help the foreign student" .

  • Ratu Avia Rahimah
    2019-01-21 11:22

    Actually this book is the main source text in my History of English Literature class. Because it was produced in 1984 so it was written in the old-school style of language. Nevertheless, I think this book will never be out-of-date as I - who just started to read it this year - can pretty much enjoy it, and it will always be a required reading for English Literature students/enthusiasts.

  • Malika
    2019-01-26 10:37

    This books saved me for the preparation of the module of survey on English Literature at university. It is the summury of all the periods from old English until contemporain literature. And it gave me an idea of important books to read, so I highly recomend it especially for beginners.

  • Bruno Coriolano
    2019-01-24 11:18

    It was definitely one of the best books about English literature. It summarizes the subject, but I would recommend it only for beginners. In case you need more information, it may not be enough. I read it during college, but I still read it when I need to prepare my literature lessons.

  • Sahar
    2019-01-23 13:10


  • Dadi My
    2019-02-14 11:38

    I dont know

  • Alya
    2019-02-05 14:31

    highly recommended

  • Jalal
    2019-01-28 09:37


  • Dunya Al-Mishqab
    2019-01-19 13:11

    This is the best abbreviated literature book. I enjoyed reading every single word.

  • Cyssah Olyver
    2019-02-09 15:24

    That is a great book for people who are into literature and know little about English literature. It is a good start.

  • Roya
    2019-02-09 15:29

    The Thing is, this book doesn't deepen your knowledge- it just broadens it. Also, the language used and the content explained are hilariously incongruous! Seriously, what's up with that?

  • Ahmed
    2019-02-16 14:17

    Nice book to summarize English literature. Easy to follow in general but sometimes I got lost in it.

  • Roba Salman
    2019-01-23 13:11

    The book has a very simple language to understand, it's good introduction to English literature .

  • MohamadEqbali
    2019-01-25 10:20

    An interesting little book about history of Ebglish Literature. Though I had to read it because of exams, I enjoyed it a little bit.