A History of English Autobiography, Hardback Book


A History of English Autobiography explores the genealogy of autobiographical writing in England from the medieval period to the digital era.

Beginning with an extensive introduction that charts important theoretical contributions to the field, this History includes wide-ranging essays that illuminate the legacy of English autobiography. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered writings of such diverse authors as Chaucer, Bunyan, Carlyle, Newman, Wilde and Woolf.

Written by a host of leading scholars, this History is the definitive, single-volume collection on English autobiography and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781107078413



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