Concise Edition, Volume A, Third Edition

THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD, THE RENAISSANCE AND THE EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, THE RESTORATION AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

Publication Date: December 13, 2016
7.75 x 9.25 • 1888pp • Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4881-0415-2

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The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the concise edition nevertheless provides instructors with substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, the concise edition of this acclaimed Broadview anthology provides focused yet wide-ranging coverage for British literature survey courses.

Among the works now included for the first time in the concise edition are Chaucer’s The Prioress’s Tale; the York Crucifixion play; more poems from Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella; an expanded section of writings by Elizabeth I, more poems by Lady Mary Wroth, and an expanded selection of work by Margaret Cavendish. The literatures of Ireland, Gaelic Scotland, and Wales are now much better represented, and a selection of work by Laboring Class Poets is now included. There are also new contextual materials—including a substantial section on “Transatlantic Currents.”

In the case of several authors and texts (among them The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, Julian of Norwich, Sir Thomas Malory, and Phillis Wheatley), the new edition will incorporate substantial improvements that have been made in the new editions of the period volumes published in recent years.

View a sample chapter from Concise Volume A. (Opens as a PDF.)

Beowulf

Margaret Cavendish

Elizabeth I (This is an excerpt from the complete chapter.)

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Bibliography

Texts and Contexts: A Chronological Chart

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