English Literature Epub å Paperback

English Literature Epub å Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 620 pages
  • English Literature
  • William Joseph Long
  • English
  • 22 June 2017
  • 1426442505

10 thoughts on “English Literature

  1. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    This work is so antiquated and uninhibited in its bigotry in all shades that it s hard to believe it is still often recommended as a beginner s guide to the history of English Literature till the Victorian era that is For instance, the author often ends up digressing to wax poetic about the greatness of the Empire and while talking about great world literature references only names of the Anglo Saxon and Norman variety Women s contribution to literature is either blotted out or treated wit This work is so antiquated and uninhibited in its bigotry in all shades that it s hard to believe it is still often recommended as a beginner s guide to the history of English Literature till the Victorian era that is For instance, the author often ends up digressing to wax poetic about the greatness of the Empire and while talking about great world literature references only names of the Anglo Saxon and Norman variety Women s contribution to literature is either blotted out or treated with a condescension that sets one s teeth on edge Jane Austen is described time and again as adelightful little creature thingetc as if she were Long s kitty or something Fanny Burney s contribution is restricted to a blink and you miss 1 line mention while the Bronte sisters are called lesser novelists of the age Wuthering Heights doesn t even get a mention but to be fair to Long, Emily Bronte s genius wasn t recognized until much later Elizabeth Barrett Browning s sky rocketing popularity is sneered at and Long goes as far as hinting that even the consideration of her appointment to the post of Poet Laureate was undeserved In contrast, he goes on to shower praise on her husband Robert Browning and Tennyson s creations Mary Shelley or C.G Rosetti don t even get honorable mentions Mary Ann Evans is described as married to George Henry Lewes which as everybody knows now is a factual inaccuracy If this was an attempt to save her feminine honour I don t know Lastly, most wives of famous male novelists dramatists poets essayists are stereotyped as unhelpful, philistine nags who hindered their spouses creative endeavoursthan anything else Tis a good thing this was first published in 1909, otherwise I might have rated this 2 stars at the most But as is obvious this has not aged well Not at all


  2. Tejas Tejas says:

    I used this book for three purposes 1 As a textbook for my Eng Lit Forms and Movements elective course at BITS Pilani2 As a reference for my personal project Impact of the Tudor Era on the World 3 As a source for lists and summaries of works by great English authorsAnd this legendary book served me brilliantly in all of the above regards


  3. Nagendra Sarma Nagendra Sarma says:

    Okay. This is one of the best books for starters like me to know a rough idea of English Literature Great


  4. واسع علوی واسع علوی says:

    Three stars for the material of the book itself and oneconsidering the sociocultural context of the year of its publication 1912.


  5. Brian Mortimer Brian Mortimer says:

    I listened to this on audiobook Took nearly 24 hrs there goes another day of my life so it s quite substantial as the title suggests It s very dry and obviously has to be selective but there is a structure It opens with the earliest forms of English poetry and prose like Beowulf circa 700 1000AD This progresses chronologically sometimes a little prosaically like a catalogue all the way up to the late 19th century, close to when this book was published in 1909.I found some random info on t I listened to this on audiobook Took nearly 24 hrs there goes another day of my life so it s quite substantial as the title suggests It s very dry and obviously has to be selective but there is a structure It opens with the earliest forms of English poetry and prose like Beowulf circa 700 1000AD This progresses chronologically sometimes a little prosaically like a catalogue all the way up to the late 19th century, close to when this book was published in 1909.I found some random info on the author on Wikipedia Long wrote a lot of nature books and made suggestions that animals were capable of learning and didn t perform purely on instinct as was popularly accepted Both President Theodore Roosevelt and his naturalist advisor, John Burroughs attacked Long on what they saw as making animals appear too intelligent and human like Roosevelt personally had Long s books removed from schools Long had some great responses and also asked the President to come anytime to Stamford to settle this like men OK Off subject but a fun fact Back to this book There s a tonne of info and you ll learn about important writers in the emergence of poetry and the novel and it s evolution It s a great feat, the writing of a literary history It could never be perfect A lot of time is allotted for the notable figures like Chaucer and Shakespeare when for others it can be fleeting.I noticed another reader s review mention the lack of representation of female writers which I would have to concur with Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is omitted which for me is one of the greatest novels ever Long makes scant reference to others like Jane Austen and George Elliot I think the author is dated in his selection in regards literary style too I feel he has preference for moralistic realist literature instead of the satirical or aesthetic from his choices and some of his descriptions That said he does well not to lean too heavily into the field of literary criticism for it to feel dogmatic and there s a lot of writers I ve discovered A long but fruitful journey.Though I have grievances I will give some leeway for it being written in a different time where the significance of certain writers may not have been so apparent There are still gems to be found in here For the author for the magnificent feat of recording all of this and for sticking it to Roosevelt, I salute you 4 out of 5


  6. K. Parker Richmond K. Parker Richmond says:

    This was an assigned text for an online English lit class I can see why it s considered a classic its scope is comprehensive and thorough for the period which it covers with a few glaring holes As other reviewers have noted, the Anglo centric world view and dismissive tone toward or complete omission of women and minority writers are significant faults.Additionally, the writing style and tone were incredibly dry Reading it felt like chewing on Wasa crackers, without a glass of water to be h This was an assigned text for an online English lit class I can see why it s considered a classic its scope is comprehensive and thorough for the period which it covers with a few glaring holes As other reviewers have noted, the Anglo centric world view and dismissive tone toward or complete omission of women and minority writers are significant faults.Additionally, the writing style and tone were incredibly dry Reading it felt like chewing on Wasa crackers, without a glass of water to be had


  7. Ravi Prakash Ravi Prakash says:

    Written in easy language, good for starters , I read this in 2010 perhapsA good book indeed.


  8. Manisha Manisha says:

    2.5


  9. Sam Gurvinder Sam Gurvinder says:

    Good for English Literature Students Helpful for both basic knowledge and exam purpose.


  10. Staci Staci says:

    A long but thorough look at the history of English Literature, starting from the Anglo Saxon period and Beowulf through the Victorian Era However, given that the book was originally written in the first decade of the 20th century its coverage of the Victorian Era and even of the 18th century is a little too close to b e able to tell what is really good, that is, what will eventually become a classic for the ages and what is just popular at the moment However, all the eras are covered quite tho A long but thorough look at the history of English Literature, starting from the Anglo Saxon period and Beowulf through the Victorian Era However, given that the book was originally written in the first decade of the 20th century its coverage of the Victorian Era and even of the 18th century is a little too close to b e able to tell what is really good, that is, what will eventually become a classic for the ages and what is just popular at the moment However, all the eras are covered quite thoroughly, dealing equally with writers like Shakespeare as well as writers no one but an English professor would have probably heard of


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About the Author: William Joseph Long

William Joseph Long was an American writer, naturalist and minister He lived and worked in Stamford, Connecticut as a minister of the First Congregationalist Church.