History of English Literature Essay

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A History of English Literature Robert Huntington Fletcher A History of English Literature Table of Contents A History of English Literature.........................................................................................................................1 Robert Huntington Fletcher.....................................................................................................................1 PREFACE................................................................................................................................................1 PRELIMINARY. HOW TO STUDY AND JUDGE LITERATURE.....................................................2 A TABULAR VIEW OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.............................................................................6 REFERENCE BOOKS..........................................................................................................................10 CHAPTER I. PERIOD I. THE BRITONS AND THE ANGLO−SAXONS. TO A. D. 1066..............10 CHAPTER II. PERIOD II. THE NORMAN−FRENCH PERIOD. A.D. 1066 TO ABOUT 1350 .......17 CHAPTER III. PERIOD III. THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES. ABOUT 1350 TO ABOUT 1500......................................................................................................................................................25 CHAPTER IV. THE MEDIEVAL DRAMA .........................................................................................36 CHAPTER V. PERIOD IV. THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. THE RENAISSANCE AND THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH.....................................................................................................................40 CHAPTER VI. THE DRAMA FROM ABOUT 1550 TO 1642...........................................................54 CHAPTER VII. PERIOD V. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, 1603−1660. PROSE AND

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