By Robert Huntington Fletcher
Jonathan fast, one other distinctive determine of very combined features, is like Defoe in that he connects the reign of William III with that of his successors and that, based on the spirit of his age, he wrote for the main half now not for literary yet for useful reasons; in lots of different respects the 2 are extensively various. fast is likely one of the most sensible representatives in English literature of sheer highbrow strength, yet his personality, his goals, his setting, and the situations of his lifestyles denied to him additionally literary success of the best everlasting value.
Read Online or Download A History of English Literature PDF
Similar english literature books
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), "the miracle of Holland," was once recognized as a toddler prodigy, theologian, historian, Dutch political determine, escaped political prisoner, and eventually as Sweden's Ambassador to France. Addressing his contribution to diplomacy, this e-book significantly reappraises Grotius' inspiration, evaluating it to his predecessors and reading it within the context of the wars and controversies of his time.
In early glossy clinical texts, severe unfulfilled erotic hope is held to be a true and virulent affliction: it really is categorised as a species of depression, with actual etiologies and remedies. Lesel Dawson analyzes literary representations of lovesickness when it comes to clinical principles approximately hope and wider questions on gender and identification, exploring different ways in which wish is assumed to take root within the physique, how gender roles are encoded and contested in courtship, and the psychic pains and pleasures of pissed off ardour.
Groups have usually formed themselves round cultural areas set aside and declared sacred. For this objective, church buildings, clergymen or students a minimum of writers often perform giving sacred figures an area habitation and, occasionally, voice or identify. yet no matter what websites, rites, photographs or narratives have hence been developed, in addition they elevate a few advanced questions: how can the sacred be awarded and but guarded, claimed but hid, staged in public and while stored specific?
Anglo-Saxon key words provides a sequence of entries that exhibit the hyperlinks among glossy principles and scholarship and the imperative ideas of Anglo-Saxon literature, language, and fabric tradition. finds vital hyperlinks among significant thoughts of the Anglo-Saxon interval and matters we expect approximately this day unearths how fabric culture—the heritage of work, medication, know-how, identification, masculinity, intercourse, foodstuff, land use—is as vital because the historical past of principles deals a richly theorized procedure that intersects with many disciplines in and out of medieval reports content material:
- The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500–1900
- Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature
- Virginia Woolf : the critical heritage
- God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Metaphor and Drama
- Studies in Tennyson
Additional info for A History of English Literature
It was necessary, therefore, that the service should be given a strongly spectacular and emotional character, and to this end no effort was spared. The great cathedrals and churches were much the finest buildings of the time, spacious with lofty pillars and shadowy recesses, rich in sculptured stone and in painted windows that cast on the walls and pavements soft and glowing patterns of many colors and shifting forms. The service itself was in great part musical, the confident notes of the full choir joining with the resonant organ−tones; and after all the rest the richly robed priests and ministrants passed along the aisles in stately processions enveloped in fragrant clouds of incense.
At the day's tasks he worked long and faithfully, but he also loved comfort, and he had nothing of the martyr's instinct. To him human life was a vast procession, of boundless interest, to be observed keenly and CHAPTER III. PERIOD III. THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES. ABOUT 1350 TO ABOUT 1500 28 A History of English Literature reproduced for the reader's enjoyment in works of objective literary art. The countless tragedies of life he noted with kindly pity, but he felt no impulse to dash himself against the existing barriers of the world in the effort to assure a better future for the coming generations.
Countless magic details, however, still remained recalcitrant to such treatment; and they evidently troubled Malory, whose devotion to his story was earnest and sincere. Some of them he omits, doubtless as incredible, but others he retains, often in a form where the impossible is merely garbled into the unintelligible. For a single instance, in his seventh book he does not satisfactorily explain why the valiant Gareth on his arrival at Arthur's court asks at first only for a year's food and drink.
A History of English Literature by Robert Huntington Fletcher