The broadview anthology of british literature

The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative sầu to lớn the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the Concise Edition nevertheless provides substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors & a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled selection of illustrations và of contextual materials, accessible và engaging introductions, & full explanatory annotations, these volumes provide concise yet extraordinarily wide-ranging coverage for British Literature survey courses.

New to lớn this volume are Samuel Beckett’s Endgame & Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde; new authors include Dorothy Wordsworth, John Clare, Tomson Highway, Derek Walcott, & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The third edition now also offers substantially expanded representation of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh literatures, as well as contextual materials on Gothic literature, Modernism, and World War II. Material that no longer appears in the bound book may in most cases be found on the companion website; many larger works are also available in separate volumes that may at the instructor’s request be bundled together with the anthology at no extra cost to lớn the student.

Features New to the Third Edition — New longer texts including Dickens’s performance reading of “David Copperfield,” Gaskell’s The Manchester Marriage, Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, và Beckett’s Endgame — New short selections from longer works including Eliot’s Middlemarch, Shelley’s Frankenstein, Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh, and Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H. — New bound-book author entries for Dorothy Wordsworth, John Clare, Emily Brontë, Thomas de Quincey, Walter Pater, Isaac Rosenberg, Tomson Highway, Derek Walcott, Jeanette Winterson, và Chimamandomain authority Ngozi Adichie — New selections representing “Literary Currents in Irel&, Scotlvà, and Wales in the Long Nineteenth Century” — New “Contexts” section on “Gothic Literature” including materials by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, và Jane Austen — “Literature, Politics, và Cultural Identity” section includes numerous new authors và pieces, including work by Sorely MacLean, James Kelman, Gillian Clarke, Kamau Brathwaite, Kyên Moore, & Warsan Shire


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Our Editorial Team:

Joseph Blaông xã, University of Massachusetts Leonard Conolly, Trent University Kate Flint, University of Southern California Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee Jerome McGann, University of Virginia Anne Prescott, Barnard College Barry Qualls, Rutgers University Claire Waters, University of California Davis


Editorial Reviews

Comments on The Broadview Anthology of British Literature:

“… an exciting achievement. It sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have sầu khổng lồ be measured.” — Grasay mê Hammill, State University of Thành Phố New York, Buffalo

“I have been using The Broadview Anthology of British Literature for three years now. I love sầu it—và so vị my students!” — Martha Stoddard-Holmes, California State University, San Marcos

“… a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement.” — Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

“After twenty years of teaching British literature from the Norton anthologies, I’m ready lớn switch to lớn the Broadview.

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The introductions khổng lồ each period are key to teaching a survey course, & those in the Broadview seem to lớn me to lớn be both more accessible to lớn students and more detailed in their portraits of each era than are those of the Norton. And Broadview’s selection of authors and texts includes everything I lượt thích to teach from the Norton, plus a good giảm giá else that’s of real interest.” — Neil R. Davison, Oregon State University

“Norton’s intros are good; Broadview’s are better, with greater clarity and comprehension, as well as emphasis upon how the language and literature develop, both reacting or responding to lớn and influencing or modifying the cultural, religious/philosophical, political, & socio-economic developments of Britain. The historian & the linguist in me thoroughly enjoyed the flow & word-craftsmanship. If you have not considered the anthology for your courses, I recommover that you vì so.” — Robert J. Schmidt, Tarrant County College

Comments on the new Concise Edition, Volume B

“Broadview has produced an anthology … that responds khổng lồ the changing expectations of the contemporary classroom, offering a nice balance between print & online sources, and between the literary canon và diversity. … The coverage is excellent, all literary genres are amply represented, và the selections are judicious. Detailed author & period introductions provide information on everything from the pivotal events to lớn key political figures to lớn the clothes people wore. … Visual images nicely complement the . … This anthology should prove to lớn be an invaluable resource for teachers và students alike.” — Jonathan Bolton, Auburn University

“The new edition consolidates the anthology’s great strengths: a balance of breadth & depth that allows for a variety of approaches in the classroom, & a commitment to lớn an inclusive sầu understanding of ‘British’ literature that highlights how multifarious that literature has always been. It is the ideal British literature textbook for our times.” — Maxwell Uphaus, University of Toronkhổng lồ


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