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Published: 07 October 2010

192 Pages | 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199569267

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English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan Bate

Very Short Introductions

  • Written by acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate
  • An essential buy for A-Level and undergraduate students of English Literature
  • Considers why literature matters, how narrative works, and what is distinctly English about English literature
  • Looks at the three main kinds of imaginative literature, namely English poetry, English drama, and the English novel
  • Uses many well-known examples to demonstrate throughout