Welcome to The Broadview Anthology of British Literature

“…sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British Literature will now have to be measured.”

– Graham Hammill, SUNY Buffalo

“With the publication of the Broadview Anthology of British Literature, teachers and students in survey and upper-level undergraduate courses have a compelling alternative to the established anthologies by Norton and Longman. …This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement.”

– Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

“…an excellent anthology. Good selections for my purposes (including some nice surprises), just the right level of annotation, affordable—and a hit with my students. I will definitely use it again.”

– Ira Nadel, University of British Columbia

With this anthology, Broadview takes a dramatically new approach to anthology publishing, using our adjunct website not only to make background materials available, but also to post a substantial portion of the anthology itself. Online anthology selections have all been edited, annotated, and introduced with the same comprehensiveness, and to the same high editorial and production standards, as the materials published in bound book form. The result is an unrivalled flexibility and range of selection.

If you do not yet own a copy of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, you are welcome to roam these pages to learn more about the structure and the contents of the anthology. Descriptions of all six volumes are available, and the complete Table of Contents for each volume is also readily accessible. If, however, you are interested in viewing any of our online anthology selections or background materials, either for use in the classroom or simply out of personal interest, you will need to enter a book code. This code is available only when you purchase your copy of the Broadview Anthology, and can be entered in the side column at any time. Entering this code will allow you complete access to the full range of texts and materials on this website.