English Literature in Context, Paperback / softback Book

English Literature in Context Paperback / softback

Edited by Paul Poplawski


This is the second edition of English Literature in Context, a popular textbook which provides an essential resource and reference tool for all English literature students.

Designed to accompany students throughout their degree course, it offers a detailed narrative survey of the diverse historical and cultural contexts that have shaped the development of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day.

Carefully structured for undergraduate use, the eight chronological chapters are written by a team of expert contributors who are also highly experienced teachers.

Each chapter includes a detailed chronology, contextual readings of selected literary texts, annotated suggestions for further reading, a rich range of illustrations and textboxes, and thorough historical and literary overviews.

This second edition has been comprehensively revised, with a new chapter on postcolonial literature, a substantially expanded chapter on contemporary literature, and the addition of over two hundred new critical references.

Online resources include textboxes, chapter samples, study questions, and chronologies.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 754 pages, 107 b/w illus. 4 maps
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781316506639



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