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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century - Second Edition 

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century - Second Edition

Volume 2

Edited by: Joseph Black et al.

2nd Edition

Publication Date: August 19, 2010
1104pp • Paperback / PDF / ePub
ISBN: 9781554810284 / 1554810280
Volume: 2

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New to the second edition of volume two of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is a revised translation of Thomas More's Utopia, prepared by William P. Weaver of Baylor University. Other additions include a number of sonnets from Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella and a selection of poems by Isabella Whitney. Milton's Samson Agonistes is now included, and four books from Paradise Lost are now included in their entirety.

With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology.

Of the ten general editors, Joseph Black and Anne Lake Prescott have focused on volume 2 particularly; they are professors at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and at Barnard College, respectively.

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:

"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

"Forty-five years [after publication], the Norton remains the 800 lb. gorilla in the classroom. But it faces vigorous and growing competition from other anthologies, notably The Longman Anthology of British Literature and The Broadview Anthology of British Literature…. The most recent entry in the field, the Broadview, [is distinguished by its] selections, longer introductions, more visual material, and a souped-up Web component." – The Chronicle of Higher Education

"The Broadview Anthology is wonderful. I’m very pleased—and my students love it too!" – Julian Hanna, University of British Columbia

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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.

This text also has an companion website for students where review questions, sound clips, supplementary readings, and a "texts and contexts" chronology can be found. An access code to this website is included with all new copies.

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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century - Second Edition

2010 • 1104pp • Paperback • 9781554810284 / 1554810280

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