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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Age of Romanticism - Second Edition 

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Age of Romanticism - Second Edition

Volume 4

Edited by: Joseph Black et al.

2nd Edition

Publication Date: July 19, 2010
1056pp • Paperback / PDF / ePub
ISBN: 9781551114040 / 1551114046
Volume: 4

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New to the second edition of volume four of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature are works of short fiction by Mary Shelley ("The Mortal Immortal"), James Hogg ("The Expedition to Hell") and Matthew "Monk" Lewis (“The Anaconda”). Thomas Paine appears in the anthology for the first time, and Sir Walter Scott is now included in the bound book rather than the website component; a Scott short story ("The Eve of St. John") has been added. Other additions include Blake's "The Song of Liberty," several poems by Anna Letitia Barbauld, and "Contexts" sections of background materials on "The Natural, The Beautiful, and the Sublime" and "The Industrial Revolution."

Jerome J. McGann is John Stewart Bryan University Professor at the University of Virginia; of the ten general editors, he has focused on volume 4 particularly.

Our Editorial Team:

Joseph Black, 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 Virginia

Comments on the First Edition:

"... an exciting achievement ... It sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured." - Graham Hammill, University of Notre Dame

"With the publication of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, teachers and students in survey and upper-level undergraduate courses have a compelling alternative to the established anthologies from Norton and Longman. Having adopted the first two volumes for an early period survey course last year, I had no hesitation in repeating the experience this year. The medieval volume, in particular, is superb, with its generous representation of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman literary culture, as well as its growing collection of texts from the too little-known fifteenth century. This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement." - Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

"...I am very impressed. ... A wealth of cultural and historical information is provided. ... The introductions show subtle expertise.... Here, as in the other volumes, the editors bring English literary tradition to life." - Wendy Nielsen, Montclair State University

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Academics please note: This text has an instructor's website containing a list of works organized by themes and by author, approaches to teaching, notes on teaching particular works, questions for discussion, and critical viewpoints/reception. The access code to this website is included with all examination copies.

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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Age of Romanticism - Second Edition

2010 • 1056pp • Paperback • 9781551114040 / 1551114046

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