The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B – Third Edition
The Age of Romanticism - The Victorian Era - The Twentieth Century and Beyond
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781554814374 / 1554814375
  • 2000 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B – Third Edition

The Age of Romanticism - The Victorian Era - The Twentieth Century and Beyond

  • Publication Date: May 17, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781554814374 / 1554814375
  • 2000 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"

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

New to this volume are Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; new authors include Dorothy Wordsworth, John Clare, Tomson Highway, Derek Walcott, and 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 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 and Mr Hyde, and 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, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • — New selections representing “Literary Currents in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in the Long Nineteenth Century”
  • — New “Contexts” section on “Gothic Literature” including materials by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, and Jane Austen
  • — “Literature, Politics, and Cultural Identity” section includes numerous new authors and pieces, including work by Sorely MacLean, James Kelman, Gillian Clarke, Kamau Brathwaite, Kim Moore, and Warsan Shire

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Comments on the new Concise Edition, Volume B

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Preface

Acknowledgments

THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM

Introduction to the Age of Romanticism

  • Political Parties and Royal Allegiances
  • Imperial Expansion
  • Scotland, Ireland, Wales
  • The Romantic Mind and Its Literary Productions
  • The Business of Literature
  • “Romantic”
  • A Changing Language

History of the Language and of Print Culture

ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD

CHARLOTTE SMITH

  • from Elegiac Sonnets
    • 1 (“The partial Muse, has from my earliest hours”)
    • 2 Written at the Close of Spring
    • 11 To Sleep
    • 39 To Night
    • 44 Written in the Church-yard at Middleton in Sussex
    • 59 Written September 1791
    • 70 On being cautioned against walking on an headland overlooking the sea
    • 74 The Winter Night
    • 84 To the Muse
  • Beachy Head (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

CONTEXTS: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

CONTENTS: THE NAPOLEONIC ERA (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte
    • from Chapter 18: 1799
    • from Chapter 22: 1799
    • from Chapter 28: 1800
  • from Barry Edmund O’Meara, Letter to Sir Hudson Lowe (28 January 1817)
  • from Madame (Germaine) de Staël, Considerations of the Principal Events of the French Revolution
    • from Chapter 4: The Advance of Bonaparte’s Absolute Power
    • from Chapter 8: On Exile
    • from Chapter 13: Bonaparte’s Return
    • from Chapter 19: Intoxication of Power; Bonaparte’s Reverses and Abdication
  • from The Corsican: A Diary of Napoleon’s Life in His Own Words
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Feelings of a Republican on the Fall of Bonaparte”
  • from Thomas Babington Macaulay, “Hallam’s Constitutional History”

GEORGE CRABBE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The Borough
    • The Poor of the Borough: Peter Grimes
  • Arabella

WILLIAM BLAKE

MARY ROBINSON (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • January, 1795
  • from Sappho and Phaon
    • Sonnet 4 (“Why, when I gaze on Phaon’s beauteous eyes”)
    • Sonnet 12 (“Now, o’er the tessellated pavement strew”)
    • Sonnet 18 (“Why art thou chang’d? O Phaon! tell me why?”)
    • Sonnet 30 (“O’er the tall cliff that bounds the billowy main”)
    • Sonnet 37 (“When, in the gloomy mansion of the dead”)
  • The Haunted Beach
  • All Alone
  • London’s Summer Morning
  • from A Letter to the Women of England

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

CONTEXTS: WOMEN AND SOCIETY

  • from William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England
    • from Book 1, Chapter 15: Of Husband and Wife
  • from Catharine Macaulay, Letters on Education
    • from Letter 21: Morals Must Be Taught on Immutable Principles
    • from Letter 22: No Characteristic Difference in Sex
  • from Olympe de Gouges, The Rights of Woman
  • from Maria Edgeworth and Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Practical Education
    • from Prudence and Economy
  • from Priscilla Wakefield, Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex; With Suggestions for Its Improvement
    • from Chapter 3133
    • from Chapter 6133
  • from Richard Polwhele, “The Unsexed Females: A Poem, Addressed to the Author of The Pursuits of Literature
  • from Hannah More, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education
    • from Volume 1, Chapter 4: Comparison of the Mode of Female Education in the Last Age with the Present Age
    • from Volume 1, Chapter 6: On the Early Forming of Habits. On the Necessity of Forming the Judgment to Direct Those Habits
  • from William Thompson and Anna Wheeler, Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the Other Half, Men, to Retain Them in Political, and Thence in Civil and Domestic Slavery
    • from Introductory Letter to Mrs. Wheeler
    • from Part 2

ROBERT BURNS

CONTEXTS: GOTHIC LITERATURE 1764-1830

WILLIAM TAYLOR (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Ellenore

MARIA EDGEWORTH (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Grateful Negro

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

  • from Lyrical Ballads, 1798
    • Advertisement
    • We Are Seven
    • Lines Written in Early Spring
    • The Thorn
    • Expostulation and Reply
    • The Tables Turned
    • Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
  • from Lyrical Ballads, 1800, 1802
    • from Preface
    • [There was a Boy]
    • [Strange fits of passion I have known]
    • Song [She dwelt among th’untrodden ways]
    • [A slumber did my spirit seal]
    • Lucy Gray
    • Nutting
    • Michael, A Pastoral Poem
  • The Ruined Cottage (Manuscript D) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • [I griev’d for Buonaparté]
  • [My heart leaps up]
  • Ode to Duty
  • Resolution and Independence
  • Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1803
  • [The world is too much with us]
  • [It is a beauteous Evening]
  • London, 1802
  • The Solitary Reaper
  • IN CONTEXT: “I wandered lonely as a Cloud”: Stages in the Life of a Poem
    • from Dorothy Wordsworth, Grasmere Journal (15 April 1802)
    • [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] 1807
    • [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] facsimile
    • [I wandered lonely as a cloud] transcription
    • [I wandered lonely as a cloud] 1815
  • Elegiac Stanzas
  • Ode [Intimations of Immortality]
  • from The Excursion (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • [Prospectus to The Recluse]
    • from Book First: The Wanderer [The Ruined Cottage]
  • Surprised by Joy
  • Mutability
  • Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways
  • IN CONTEXT: Visual Depictions of “Man’s Art” (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • The Prelude
    • The Two-Part Prelude (1799)
      • First Part
      • Second Part
    • from The Fourteen-Book Prelude
      • Book First: Introduction, Childhood, and School-time
      • from Book Fifth: Books
      • from Book Sixth: Cambridge and the Alps
      • from Book Thirteenth: Subject Concluded
      • Book Fourteenth: Conclusion

CONTEXTS: READING, WRITING, PUBLISHING (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Daniel Isaac Eaton, The Pernicious Effects of the Art of Printing upon Society, Exposed
  • Thomas Spence, “Examples of Safe Printing,” from Pig’s Meat (1794)
  • Joshua, “Sonnet: The Lion,” from Moral and Political Magazine (1796)
  • from Anonymous, “On the Characteristics of Poetry,” No. 2, from the Monthly Magazine (1797)
  • from Anonymous, Letter to the Monthly Magazine, 24 October 1798
  • from Samuel Pratt, Gleanings in England: Descriptive of the Countenance, Mind, and Character of the Country
  • from Hannah More, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education
    • from Chapter 8: “On Female Study”
  • Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “On the Origin and Progress of Novel-Writing”
  • from Isaac D’Israeli, The Case of Authors Stated, Including the History of Literary Property
  • William Hazlitt, “A Review of The St. James Chronicle, The Morning Chronicle, The Times, The New Times, The Courier, &c., Cobbett’s Weekly Journal, The Examiner, The Observer, The Gentleman’s Magazine, The New Monthly Magazine, The London, &c. &c.,” from The Edinburgh Review (1823)
  • from John Stuart Mill, “The Present State of Literature”
  • Shakespeare for Family Reading
    • from Charles and Mary Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare
      • Preface
    • from an Advertisement in the Times for Thomas Bowdler’s The Family Shakespeare
  • Copyright and the Growth of “a Reading Age”
    • from Copyright Act of 1709 (the Statute of Anne)
    • from Millar v. Taylor (1769)
    • from Hinton v. Donaldson (Scotland, 1773); Donaldson v. Beckett (England, 1774)
    • from Catharine Macaulay, A Modest Plea for the Property of Copyright
    • from Robert Southey, “Inquiries Concerning the Proposed Alteration of the Laws of Copyright, as It Affects Authors and the Universities,” Quarterly Review (January 1819)
    • from Thomas Babington Macaulay, Speech to House of Commons, (5 February 1841)

SIR WALTER SCOTT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Eve of St. John
  • Glenfinlas; or Lord Ronald’s Coronach
  • from Thomas the Rhymer
  • Proud Maisie
  • IN CONTEXT: Scott and The Keepsake for 1829
    • My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror

DOROTHY WORDSWORTH

  • from The Grasmere Journal
  • Grasmere—A Fragment
  • Floating Island
  • Thoughts on My Sick-bed

CONTEXTS: THE NATURAL AND THE SUBLIME

from Sir William Chambers, A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

CONTEXTS: THE PLACE OF HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN ANIMALS IN NATURE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from William Godwin, Fleetwood: or, the New Man of Feeling
  • from John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, Section 116
  • from William Hogarth, The Four Stages of Cruelty
  • from Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Lessons for Children
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “To a Young Ass, Its Mother Being Tethered Near It”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Vindication of Natural Diet
  • from “An Act to Prevent the Cruel and Improper Treatment of Cattle”

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

CONTEXTS: INDIA AND THE ORIENT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Sir William Jones, “A Discourse on the Institution of a Society for Inquiring into the History, Civil and Natural, the Antiquities, Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia”
  • Edmund Burke and the Impeachment of Warren Hastings
    • from Edmund Burke, “Speech on the Impeachment of Warren Hastings”
    • from Warren Hastings, “Address in His Defence”
  • from Elizabeth Hamilton, Translations of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah
  • from Anonymous, “Review of Translations of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah,” The Analytical Review (October 1796)
  • Tipu Sultan and the British
    • from Letter from Tipu Sultan to the Governor General
    • from Declaration of the Right Honourable the Governor-General-in-Council
  • from Mary Robinson, “The Lascar”
  • from Thomas Macaulay, Minute on Indian Education
  • Roger Fenton, Orientalist Studies
  • from Col. Henry Yule and A.C. Burnell, Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical, and Discursive

JANE AUSTEN

CHARLES LAMB (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Old China
  • from On the Tragedies of Shakespeare, Considered with Reference to Their Fitness for Stage Representation

WILLIAM HAZLITT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The Spirit of the Age; or Contemporary Portraits
    • Mr. Coleridge
    • Mr. Wordsworth

SYDNEY OWENSON, LADY MORGAN (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The O’Briens and the O’Flahertys
    • from Volume 1, Chapter 5
    • from Volume 4, Chapter 4

THOMAS DE QUINCEY

MARY PRINCE

CONTEXTS: SLAVERY AND ITS ABOLITION

  • from John Newton, A Slave Trader’s Journal
  • from Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species
  • from Alexander Falconbridge, Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa
  • William Cowper, “Sweet Meat Has Sour Sauce, or, The Slave-Trader in the Dumps”
  • from William Wilberforce, “Speech to the House of Commons,” 13 May 1789
  • Proponents of Slavery
    • from Reverend Robert Boncher Nicholls, Observations, Occasioned by the Attempts Made in England to Effect the Abolition of the Slave Trade
    • from Anonymous, Thoughts on the Slavery of Negroes, as It Affects the British Colonies in the West Indies: Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of Both Houses of Parliament
    • from Gordon Turnbull, An Apology of Negro Slavery; or, the West India Planters Vindicated from the Charge of Inhumanity
  • John Bicknell and Thomas Day, “The Dying Negro, A Poem”
  • from Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men
  • Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq., on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade”
  • William Blake, Images of Slavery
  • from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, On the Slave Trade
  • from William Earle, Obi; or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack
  • Mary Robinson, Poems on Slavery
    • “The African”
    • “The Negro Girl”
  • from Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere Journal
  • from Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade
  • from Matthew Gregory Lewis, Journal of a West India Proprietor
  • from Elizabeth Heyrick, Immediate, Not Gradual Abolition
  • The Haitian Revolution
    • from Baron de Wimpffen, A Voyage to Saint Domingo, in the Years 1788, 1789, and 1790
      • from Letter 12, May 1789
      • from Letter 23, March 1790
    • from “Insurrection at St. Domingo: No. 1: Remarks on the Resolutions of the West-India Merchants and Planters, at the London Tavern, Nov. 3, and 8, 1791,” Star and Evening Advertiser (18 November 1791)
    • William Wordsworth, “To Toussaint L’Ouverture”
    • from Jean-Jacques Dessalines, “Liberty or Death. Proclamation. Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Governor General, to the People of Hayti”

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON

  • Sun of the Sleepless
  • She walks in beauty
  • When we two parted
  • Stanzas for Music (“There’s not a joy the world can give like that it takes away”)
  • from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Canto the Third
    • from Canto the Fourth
  • Darkness
  • Prometheus
  • Manfred, A Dramatic Poem (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • IN CONTEXT: The Manuscript Version of Manfred, Act 3
  • So, we’ll go no more a roving
  • When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home
  • January 22nd 1824. Missolonghi
  • Epistle to Augusta
  • from Don Juan (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Dedication
    • Canto 1
    • Canto 2
    • from Canto 3
    • from Canto 7
    • from Canto 11
    • IN CONTEXT Don Juan
      • “Remarks on Don Juan,” from Blackwood’s Magazine (August 1819)
  • Personal Writings (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • To Catherine Gordon Byron, 12 November 1809
    • from a letter to Francis Hodgson, 13 September 1811
    • To Lady Melbourne, 21 September 1813
    • To Lady Byron, 8 February 1816
    • To Augusta Leigh, 17 September 1816
    • from “Alpine Journal”
      • 20 September 1816
      • 21 September 1816
      • 22 September 1816
      • 23 September 1816
    • To Augusta Leigh, 19 December 1816
    • To Thomas Moore, 19 September 1818
    • To Douglas Kinnaird, 26 October 1818 [1819]
    • To John Cam Hobhouse, 11 November 1818
    • To John Cam Hobhouse, 6 April 1819
    • To John Murray, 6 April 1819
    • To John Cam Hobhouse, 17 May 1819
    • To Richard Belgrave Hoppner, 6 June 1819
    • To John Murray, 1 August 1819
    • To John Murray, 12 August 1819
    • from a letter to John Murray, 16 February 1821
    • To Thomas Moore, 4 March 1824
  • IN CONTEXT: The Byronic Hero
    • from The Giaour: A Fragment of a Turkish Tale
    • from The Corsair: A Tale
    • from Lara: A Tale

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

FELICIA HEMANS

  • The Homes of England
  • The Land of Dreams
  • Evening Prayer at a Girls’ School
  • Casabianca
  • Corinne at the Capitol
  • The Effigies
  • The Image in Lava
  • Properzia Rossi
  • Woman and Fame

JOHN CLARE

JOHN KEATS

  • On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
  • On the Grasshopper and Cricket
  • Sleep and Poetry
  • On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
  • On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
  • When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be
  • Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds
  • To Homer
  • The Eve of St. Agnes
  • Bright Star
  • La Belle Dame sans Merci
  • La Belle Dame sans Mercy
  • Incipit altera Sonneta
  • Ode to Psyche
  • Ode to a Nightingale
  • Ode on a Grecian Urn
  • Ode on Melancholy
  • Ode on Indolence
  • To Autumn
  • Lamia (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Canto 1
    • Canto 2
  • This Living Hand
  • Selected Letters
    • To Benjamin Bailey, 22 November 1817
    • To George and Thomas Keats, 21, 27(?) December 1817
    • To John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 February 1818
    • To John Taylor, 27 February 1818
    • To Benjamin Bailey, 13 March 1818
    • To John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 May 1818
    • To Benjamin Bailey, 18 July 1818
    • To Richard Woodhouse, 27 October 1818
    • To George and Georgiana Keats, 14 February–3 May 1819
    • To Fanny Brawne, 25 July 1819
    • To Percy Bysshe Shelley, 16 August 1820
    • To Charles Brown, 30 November 1820
  • IN CONTEXT Politics, Poetry, and the “Cockney School Debate”
    • from Leigh Hunt, “Young Poets,” Examiner (1 December 1816)
    • from John Lockhart (“Z.”), “On the Cockney School of Poetry, No. 1,”
    • Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (October 1817)
    • from John Lockhart (“Z.”), “On the Cockney School of Poetry, No. 4,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (August 1818)
  • IN CONTEXT: The Elgin Marbles (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Selected Photographs
    • from William Hazlitt, “Sir Joshua Reynold’s Discourses”
    • from William Hazlitt, “Report on the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Elgin Marbles”
    • from B.R. Haydon, “On the Judgement of Connoisseurs Being Preferred to That of Professional Men—Elgin Marbles etc.”
  • IN CONTEXT: The Death of Keats (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Joseph Severn to Charles Brown, 27 February 1821

JOHN WILLIAM POLIDORI (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Vampyre: A Tale

MARY SHELLEY

LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Lines Written under a Picture of a Girl Burning a Love Letter
  • A Child Screening a Dove from a Hawk
  • Love’s Last Lesson
  • Lines of Life
  • Revenge
  • The Little Shroud
  • The Fairy of the Fountains

CONTEXTS: STEAM POWER AND THE MACHINE AGE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Humphrey Davy, A Discourse, Introductory to a Course of Lectures on Chemistry
  • Luddite Documents
    • Declaration, November 1811
    • Letter to Mr. Kirby, Cotton Master at Candis His factory, Ancoates, 1812
    • “General Justice,” Letter to Mr. Garside, 19 April 1812
  • Industrialization in Canada
    • from Quebec Mercury (6 November 1809)
    • from Montreal Gazette (6 November 1822)
  • from The Times, London (29 November 1814)
  • from Robert Owen, Observations on the Effects of the Manufacturing System
  • from Thomas Babington Macaulay, A Review of Southey’s Colloquies
  • from Fanny Kemble, Letter to H., 26 August 1830
  • from Harriet Martineau, A Manchester Strike
    • from Chapter 1: The Week’s End
    • from Chapter 5: No Progress Made
  • from Orestes Brownson, “The Laboring Classes”
  • from George Ripley, Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 9 November 1840

THE VICTORIAN ERA

INTRODUCTION TO THE VICTORIAN ERA

  • A Growing Power
  • Grinding Mills, Grinding Poverty
  • Corn Laws, Potato Famine
  • “The Two Nations”
  • The Position of Women
  • Empire
  • Faith and Doubt
  • Victorian Domesticity: Life and Death
  • Cultural Trends
  • Technology
  • Cultural Identities
  • Realism
  • The Victorian Novel
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Prose Non-Fiction and Print Culture
  • The English Language in the Victorian Era

History of the Language and of Print Culture

THOMAS CARLYLE

IRELAND, SCOTLAND, AND WALES: LITERARY CURRENTS IN THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY

  • Ireland
    • Songs of ’98
      • Slievenamon
      • Carroll Malone, “The Croppy Boy”
    • William Carleton
    • IN CONTEXT: W.B. Yeats, from Introduction to Stories from Carleton
    • James Clarence Mangan
      • The Woman of Three Cows
      • Kathaleen Ny-Houlahan
      • Dark Rosaleen
      • The Nameless One
    • Samuel Ferguson
      • Lament for the Death of Thomas Davis
      • Dear Dark Head
    • Thomas Davis
      • A Nation Once Again
    • Aodh Mac Domhnaill
      • Milleadh na bPrátaí / The Spoiling of the Potatoes
    • Lady Jane Wilde (Speranza)
      • The Famine Year
    • William Allingham
      • The Fairies (A Child’s Song)
    • Thomas D’Arcy McGee
      • The Celts
      • Home Thoughts
      • The Irish Wife
      • Memories
    • Emily Lawless
      • After Aughrim
      • Clare Coast
      • To_______, Aged Twenty-Two
      • Emigrants
      • from A Garden Diary
    • John Keegan Casey
      • The Rising of the Moon
    • Katharine Tynan
      • The Long Vacation
      • Herbal
      • For Your Sake
      • Easter
      • Any Woman
    • Eva Gore-Booth
      • Women’s Rights
      • 1916
      • Comrades
    • Patrick Pearse
      • The Mother
      • Mise éire / I Am Ireland
    • Winifred M. Letts
      • Deirdre in the Street
      • The Old Wexford Woman
      • The Deserter
    • Frank O’Connor (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • The Majesty of the Law
  • Scotland
    • Sir Walter Scott (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • The Two Drovers
    • John Galt
      • from Annals of the Parish: or, The Chronicle of Dalmailing; during the ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder, written by himself
    • Janet Hamilton
      • Lines on the Summer of the Cattle Plague, 1865
      • Rhymes of the Times IV—1865
      • Auld Mither Scotlan’
      • Effie—A Ballad
    • Samuel Smiles
      • from Self-Help
    • John A. Macdonald
      • from Speech on the Quebec Resolution, 6 February 1865
    • Eliza Ogilvy
      • A Natal Address to My Child, March 19th 1844
      • The Imprecation by the Cradle
      • The Portents of the Night
    • John Davidson
      • Waiting
      • from The Testament of an Empire Builder
    • Margaret Oliphant (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • from A Child’s History of Scotland, Chapter 22: The Union
  • Wales
    • Felicia Hemans
      • The Cambrian in America
      • Taliesin’s Prophecy
      • The Better Land
    • John Blackwell (Alun)
      • Cathl i’r Eos / Song to the Nightingale
    • Samuel Roberts
      • A Pacifist’s Credo
    • Evan James
      • Hen Wlad fy Nhadau / Old Land of My Fathers
    • Sarah Jane Rees [Cranogwen]
      • The End of the Year
    • O.M. Edwards
      • from The Soul of a Nation (Enaid Cenedl)
    • Alice Gray Jones [Ceridwen Peris]
      • A New Year Greeting—1929
      • Song of the Worker’s Wife
    • David Lloyd George
      • from Speech delivered at the inaugural meeting of the Cardiff branch of the Cymru Fydd League, October 1894

CONTEXTS: IRELAND IN THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Oppression, Rebellion, and the Acts of Union
  • Letters to The Times Regarding Tithes
  • Maria Edgeworth on Ireland and the Irish
  • Daniel O’Connell and “Catholic Emancipation”
  • Nineteenth-Century Housing in Ireland: A Portfolio of Images
  • The Great Irish Famine
  • Fenians and Fenianism
  • Disestablishment, Home Rule, and “The Coming Revolution”

CONTEXTS: URBAN WORK AND POVERTY

JOHN STUART MILL

  • from The Subjection of Women
    • Chapter 1

CONTEXTS: THE PLACE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY

  • from Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Daughters of England: Their Position in Society, Character and Responsibilities
  • from Anonymous, “Hints on the Modern Governess System,” Fraser’s Magazine (November 1844)
  • Thomas Hood, “The Bridge of Sighs”
  • from Henry Mayhew, “Labour and the Poor: The Metropolitan Districts,” The Morning Chronicle (1849)
  • from W.R. Greg, “Prostitution,” Westminster Review (January 1850) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • from Harriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of Women
  • from Coventry Patmore, The Angel in the House
    • The Wife’s Tragedy
    • The Foreign Land
  • from William Rathbone Greg, “Why Are Women Redundant?”
  • from Frances Power Cobbe, “What Shall We Do with Our Old Maids?”
  • from Eliza Lynn Linton, “The Girl of the Period,” Saturday Review (March 1868)
  • from Frances Power Cobbe, “Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors,” Fraser’s Magazine (December 1868)
  • May Probyn, “The Model” (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • from “Between School and Marriage,” The Girl’s Own Paper (4 September 1886)
  • from Emma Brewer, “Our Friends the Servants,” The Girl’s Own Paper (25 March 1893)
  • from Grant Allen, “Plain Words on the Woman Question,” Fortnightly Review (October 1889)
  • from Sarah Grand, “The New Aspect of the Woman Question,” North American Review (March 1894)
  • from Mona Caird, “Does Marriage Hinder a Woman’s Self-Development?” Lady’s Realm (March 1899)
  • The Contagious Diseases Act (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from The Contagious Diseases Act (1866)
    • from Harriet Martineau, “The Contagious Diseases Acts – II,” Daily News (29 December 1869)
    • from Josephine Butler, Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade
    • from Josephine Butler, Some Thoughts on the Present Aspect of the Crusade Against the State Regulation of Vice
    • from Sarah Grand, The Beth Book

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

  • Mariana
  • (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)The Palace of Art
  • The Lady of Shalott
  • The Lotos-Eaters
  • Ulysses
  • The Epic
  • Morte d’Arthur
  • [Break, break, break]
  • Locksley Hall
  • from The Princess
    • [Sweet and Low]
    • [The Splendour Falls]
    • [Tears, Idle Tears]
    • [Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal]
    • [Come Down, O Maid]
    • [The Woman’s Cause Is Man’s]
  • from In Memoriam A.H.H.
  • In Memoriam A.H.H. (complete text available at sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • The Eagle
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • IN CONTEXT: The Charge of the Light Brigade as Reported in The Times
    • from “The Attack on Balaklava,” The Times (13 November 1854)
      • [from Letter to the Duke of Newcastle from FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, Lord Raglan]
      • [from Letter from George Bingham, Lord Lucan]
    • from Editorial, The Times (13 November 1854)
    • from “The Cavalry Action at Balaclava,” The Times (14 November 1854)
  • Maud (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • from Idylls of the King (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • The Holy Grail
  • [Flower in the Crannied Wall]
  • Vastness
  • Crossing the Bar
  • IN CONTEXT: Images of Tennyson
    • from Thomas Carlyle, Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 5 August 1844
  • IN CONTEXT: Victorian Images of Arthurian Legend
  • IN CONTEXT: Crimea and the Camera
    • Roger Fenton, Selected Photographs

CHARLES DARWIN

  • from The Voyage of the Beagle (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Chapter 10: Tierra del Fuego
    • from Chapter 17: Galapagos Archipelago
  • from On the Origin of Species
    • Introduction
    • from Chapter 3: Struggle for Existence
    • from Chapter 14: Recapitulation and Conclusion
  • from The Descent of Man
    • from Chapter 19: Secondary Sexual Characters of Man
    • from Chapter 21: General Summary and Conclusion
  • IN CONTEXT: Defending and Attacking Darwin
    • from Thomas Huxley, “Criticisms on The Origin of Species
    • from Thomas Huxley, “Mr. Darwin’s Critics”
    • from Punch
  • IN CONTEXT: Social Darwinism
    • from Herbert Spencer, Social Statics: or, the Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified, and the First of Them Developed

ELIZABETH GASKELL

ROBERT BROWNING

CHARLES DICKENS

CONTEXTS: CHILDHOOD AND CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Charlotte Mary Yonge, “A Scene in the Early Life of the May Family”
  • from Thomas Hughes, “After the Match,” Tom Brown’s Schooldays
  • from Charles Kingsley, “Tom’s Life as a Water Baby”
  • from Thomas Hood, “London Street Boys: Being a Word About Arabia Anglicana,” The Boy’s Own Volume of Facts, Fiction, History, and Adventure
  • from Austin Q. Hagerman, “Never Sulk,” The Child’s Own Magazine
  • from Charles Darwin, A Biographical Sketch of an Infant
  • from Walter Pater, The Child in the House
  • from Hilaire Belloc, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts
    • Introduction
    • The Big Baboon
    • The Frog
  • Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • from Rudyard Kipling, “How the Camel Got His Hump,” Just So Stories for Little Children
  • from Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
    • Chapter 3: Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised
  • from Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
    • Chapter 1: The River Bank

EMILY BRONTË

CONTEXTS: THE NEW ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Roger Fenton, “Proposal for the Formation of a Photographic Society”
  • from Charles Dickens, “Photography,” Household Words (1853)
  • Photography and Immortality
    • from Elizabeth Barrett, Letter to Mary Russell Mitford
    • from Sir Frederick Pollock, “Presidential Address,” Photographic Society
  • Selected Photographs

GEORGE ELIOT

JOHN RUSKIN

  • from Modern Painters
    • A Definition of Greatness in Art
    • Of Truth of Water
  • from The Stones of Venice
    • The Nature of Gothic

MATTHEW ARNOLD

CONTEXTS: RELIGION AND SOCIETY (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
    • from Chapter 4
  • from Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton
    • from Chapter 37
  • from Anthony Trollope, The Warden
    • from Chapter 3
    • from Chapter 5
  • from George Eliot, “Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming,” Westminster Review (October 1855)
  • from Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne
    • from Chapter 32: Mr. Oriel
  • from Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford
    • from Chapter 11: Muscular Christianity
  • from Arthur Hugh Clough, Dipsychus
    • “There Is No God,” the Wicked Saith
  • from John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua
    • from Chapter 5: The Position of My Mind Since 1845
  • from Samuel Smiles, Character
    • from Chapter 7: Duty—Truthfulness
  • from Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now
    • from Chapter 22: Lord Nidderdale’s Morality
    • from Chapter 60: Miss Longestaffe’s Lover
  • from Goldwin Smith, “Can Jews Be Patriots?” The Nineteenth Century (May 1878)
  • from Amy Levy, Reuben Sachs
    • from Chapter 7
    • from Chapter 8
  • from Thomas Huxley, “Agnosticism and Christianity”
  • from Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure
    • from Part 3, Chapter 4

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

CONTEXTS: THE PRE-RAPHAELITES (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from William Michael Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, His Family Letters, with a Memoir by William Michael Rossetti
  • from John Guille Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais
  • from Charles Dickens, “Old Lamps for New Ones,” Household Words (15 June 1850)
  • from The Times, “Review of the Annual Exhibition at the Royal Academy” (3 May 1851)
  • from The Times, “Review of the Annual Exhibition at the Royal Academy” (17 May 1851)
  • from John Ruskin, Letters to The Times, 13 May 1851
  • from John Ruskin, Letter to The Times, 26 May 1851
  • from John Ruskin, Pre-Raphaelitism

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

  • Goblin Market
  • IN CONTEXT: Illustrating Goblin Market
  • A Triad
  • Remember
  • A Birthday
  • After Death
  • An Apple-Gathering
  • Echo
  • Winter: My Secret
  • “No, Thank You, John”
  • A Pause of Thought
  • Song (“She sat and sang alway”)
  • Song (“When I am dead, my dearest”)
  • Dead before Death
  • Monna Innominata
  • Cobwebs
  • In an Artist’s Studio
  • Promises like Pie-Crust
  • In Progress
  • Sleeping at Last

LEWIS CARROLL

  • Verses Recited by Humpty Dumpty
  • Jabberwocky
  • IN CONTEXT: “Jabberwocky”
    • from Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
      • from Chapter 1: Looking-Glass House
      • from Chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty
  • IN CONTEXT: The Photographs of Lewis Carroll

WILLIAM MORRIS (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Defence of Guenevere
  • The Haystack in the Floods
  • from Hopes and Fears for Art. Five Lectures
  • The Beauty of Life
  • from News from Nowhere
    • Chapter 1: Discussion and Bed
    • Chapter 2: A Morning Bath
  • How I Became a Socialist
  • IN CONTEXT: William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones

AUGUSTA WEBSTER (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • A Castaway
  • By the Looking Glass
  • The Happiest Girl in the World
  • from Mother and Daughter: An Uncompleted Sonnet Sequence
    • Sonnet 1 (“Young Laughters, and My Music! Aye Till Now”)
    • Sonnet 8 (“A little child she, half defiant came”)
    • Sonnet 9 (“Oh weary hearts! Poor mothers that look back!”)
    • Sonnet 15 (“That same day Death who has us all for jest”)
    • Sonnet 19 (“Life on the wane: yes sudden that news breaks”)
    • Sonnet 20 (“There’s one I miss. A little questioning maid”)
    • Sonnet 27 (“Since first my little one lay on my breast”)

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

WALTER PATER

THOMAS HARDY

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

    • God’s Grandeur
    • The Wreck of the Deutschland (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord
    • Pied Beauty
    • Felix Randal
    • Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
    • [As kingfishers catch fire]
    • [No worst, there is none]
    • [I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day]
    • [Not, I’ll not, carrion comfort]
    • That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection
    • [Thou art indeed just, Lord]
    • IN CONTEXT: The Growth of “The Windhover”
    • from Journal 1870–74
      • [“Inscape” and “Instress”]

from Letter to Robert Bridges, 25 February 1879

Author’s Preface

“MICHAEL FIELD”—KATHARINE BRADLEY AND EDITH COOPER

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

OSCAR WILDE

VERNON LEE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Virgin of the Seven Daggers
  • Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady
  • from The Handling of Words
    • Chapter 3: Aesthetics of the Novel
    • from Chapter 5
      • Section C: Carlyle and the Present Tense
    • from Chapter 6
      • Section A: Meredith
      • Section B: Kipling
      • Section C: Stevenson
      • Section D: Hardy
    • Chapter 8: Can Writing Be Taught?

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band

AMY LEVY

RUDYARD KIPLING

CONTEXTS: BRITAIN, EMPIRE, AND A WIDER WORLD

Gertrude Page, Jill’s Rhodesian Philosophy; or, The Dam Farm (1910)(sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND

INTRODUCTION TO THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY: FROM 1900 TO MID-CENTURY

  • The Edwardian Period
  • The World Wars
  • Marx, Einstein, Freud, and Modernism
  • The Struggle for Women’s Equality
  • Avant-Garde and Mass Culture
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Ireland
  • Ideology and Economics in the 1930s and 1940s
  • The Literature of the 1930s and 1940s
  • Literature and Empire
  • The English Language in the Early Twentieth Century

History of the Language and of Print Culture

BERNARD SHAW (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Mrs Warren’s Profession
  • [Note to Instructors: Mrs Warren’s Profession and The Philanderer are among 400 available editions from Broadview, any one of which may be packaged together with this anthology volume at no extra cost to students.]

JOSEPH CONRAD

A.E. HOUSMAN (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Loveliest of Trees
  • To an Athlete Dying Young
  • Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff
  • The Chestnut Casts His Flambeaux
  • Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

SIEGFRIED SASSOON

  • They
  • Glory of Women
  • Everyone Sang
  • from Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

ISAAC ROSENBERG

  • Break of Day in the Trenches
  • Dead Man’s Dump
  • Louse Hunting
  • Returning, We Hear the Larks

WILFRED OWEN

  • A Terre
  • The Sentry
  • Disabled
  • Strange Meeting
  • Parable of the Old Man and the Young
  • Arms and the Boy
  • Anthem for Doomed Youth
  • The Send-Off
  • Dulce et Decorum Est
  • Futility

CONTEXTS: THE GREAT WAR

  • from Anonymous, Introduction to Songs and Sonnets for England in War Time
  • “In Flanders Fields”: The Poem and Some Responses
    • John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields”
    • John Mitchell, “Reply to ‘In Flanders Fields’”
    • J.A. Armstrong, “Another Reply to ‘In Flanders Fields’”
    • Elizabeth Daryush, “Flanders Fields”
  • Anonymous, “I Learned to Wash in Shell-Holes”
  • J.P. Long and Maurice Scott, “Oh! It’s a Lovely War”
  • from Rebecca West, “The Cordite Makers”
  • from Francis Marion Beynon, Aleta Day
    • from Chapter 24: War
  • Ivor Gurney, “To His Love”
  • Vance Palmer, “The Farmer Remembers the Somme”
  • from Robert Graves, Good-Bye to All That
    • from Chapter 17
  • from May Wedderburn Cannan, Grey Ghosts and Voices (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • War and Revolution (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from “Proceedings” of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets of Workers’, Soldiers’, and Peasants’ Deputies
    • from John Reed, Ten Days That Shook the World

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

H.G. Wells (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The New Accelerator
  • The Star
  • IN CONTEXT: Wells’s Non-Fiction
    • from H.G. Wells, The Extinction of Man: Some Speculative Suggestions

VIRGINIA WOOLF

  • The Mark on the Wall
  • Blue & Green
  • Kew Gardens
  • Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street
  • Modern Fiction
  • from A Room of One’s Own
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
  • from “A Sketch of the Past” (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • IN CONTEXT: Woolf and Bloomsbury
  • [Note to Instructors in Canada, UK, and Australia: Mrs. Dalloway is among over 400 available editions from Broadview, any one of which may be packaged together with the anthology volume at no extra cost to the student. (For copyright reasons, Broadview is unable to make its edition of Mrs. Dalloway available for sale in the United States until 2021.)]

CONTEXTS: GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Edward Carpenter, Love’s Coming of Age
    • “The Intermediate Sex”
  • from Havelock Ellis, Sexual Inversion
    • from Chapter 3: Sexual Inversion in Men
    • from Chapter 4: Sexual Inversion in Women
    • from Chapter 5: The Nature of Sexual Inversion
  • from Grant Allen, “Woman’s Place in Nature”
  • from Cicely Hamilton, Marriage as a Trade
  • Female Suffrage
    • Anonymous, [“There Was a Small Woman Called G”]
    • from Emmeline Pankhurst, My Own Story
  • from Marie Stopes, Married Love
  • from Virginia Woolf, Orlando
  • from George Orwell, “Boys’ Weeklies”
  • from Frank Richard, “Frank Richard Replies to George Orwell”

JAMES JOYCE

  • Araby
  • Eveline
  • The Dead
  • from Ulysses
    • Chapter 13 [Nausicaa]
  • IN CONTEXT: Joyce’s Dublin

D.H. LAWRENCE

KATHERINE MANSFIELD

T.S. ELIOT

  • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • Preludes
  • Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar
  • Gerontion
  • The Waste Land
  • Journey of the Magi
  • Burnt Norton
  • Tradition and the Individual Talent
  • The Metaphysical Poets
  • IN CONTEXT: T.S. Eliot and Anti-Semitism
  • IN CONTEXT: Reactions to the Poems of T.S. Eliot (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Arthur Waugh, “The New Poetry,” Quarterly Review (October 1916)
    • from unsigned “Review,” Literary World (5 July 1917)
    • from unsigned “Review,” New Statesman (18 August 1917)
    • from May Sinclair, “Prufrock and Other Observations: A Criticism,” Little Review (December 1917)
    • from a “Review of the First Issue of The Criterion,” The Times Literary Supplement (26 October 1922)
    • from Douglas LePan, “Personality of the Poet: Some Recollections of T.S. Eliot”

CONTEXTS: MODERNISM AND MODERNITY

  • from Jules Huret, “Interview with Stephane Mallarmé,” L’Echo de Paris (1891)
  • Imagist and Futurist Poetry: A Sampling
    • T.E. Hulme
      • Autumn
    • Ezra Pound
      • In a Station of the Metro
      • Alba
      • L’Art, 1910
    • H.D.
      • Oread
      • The Pool
    • Mina Loy
      • from Three Moments in Paris
        • 1. One O’Clock at Night
      • from Love Songs
  • Imagism and Vorticism
    • from F.S. Flint, “Imagisme,” Poetry (March 1913)
    • from Ezra Pound, “A Few Don’ts by an Imagiste,” Poetry (March 1913)
    • from Ezra Pound, “Vorticism,” Gaudier-Brzeska (1916)
  • Dorothy Richardson and Stream of Consciousness
    • from May Sinclair, “The Novels of Dorothy Richardson,” The Little Review (April 1918)
    • from Dorothy Richardson, “Foreword” to Pilgrimage (1938)
  • Modernity and the Sciences
    • from Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
      • from Chapter 6: The Dream-Work
        • from (A) The Condensation Work
        • from (B) The Work of Displacement
    • from Albert Einstein, Relativity: The Special and General Theory
      • from Part 1: The Special Theory of Relativity
        • from Section 3: Space and Time in Classical Mechanics
        • from Section 5: The Principle of Relativity (In the Restricted Sense)
        • Section 6: The Theorem of the Addition of Velocities Employed in Classical Mechanics
        • from Section 7: The Apparent Incompatibility of the Law of Propagation of Light with the Principle of Relativity

JEAN RHYS

  • Let Them Call It Jazz

STEVIE SMITH

  • Mother, Among the Dustbins
  • The River God
  • Not Waving but Drowning
  • The Blue from Heaven
  • Thoughts about the Person from Porlock
  • Pretty

GEORGE ORWELL

W.H. AUDEN

  • [At last the secret is out]
  • [Funeral Blues]
  • [Lullaby]
  • Musée des Beaux Arts
  • In Memory of W.B. Yeats
  • September 1, 1939
  • from The Sea and the Mirror [Song of the Master and Boatswain]

CONTEXTS: WORLD WAR II

  • Winston Churchill, Speeches to the House of Commons
    • from “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat,” 13 May 1940
    • from “We Shall Fight on the Beaches,” 4 June 1940
    • from “Their Finest Hour,” 18 June 1940
  • from Harold Nicholson, The War Years: 1939–1945
  • Nat Burton and Walter Kent, “The White Cliffs of Dover”
  • Anonymous, Fucking Tobruk (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • Keith Douglas, “Vergissmeinnicht”
  • from Henry Reed, Lessons of War
    • 1. Naming of Parts
  • Douglas LePan
    • “Below Monte Cassino”
    • “The Haystack”
  • Life at Home
  • Anti-Semitism and World War II
    • from Ezra Pound, “Speech to the English”
    • from George Orwell, “Anti-Semitism in Britain”
    • from Rebecca West, “Greenhouse with Cyclamens”

INTRODUCTION TO THE LATE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES:

  • From 1945 Onward
  • The End of the War and the Coming of the Welfare State
  • The End of Empire
  • From the 1960s to Century’s End
  • Ireland, Scotland, Wales
  • The New Millennium
  • The History of the English Language

SAMUEL BECKETT

  • Endgame

DYLAN THOMAS

  • The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
  • Fern Hill
  • Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
  • A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London

PHILIP LARKIN

  • Days
  • Church Going
  • Talking in Bed
  • Annus Mirabilis
  • High Windows
  • This Be the Verse
  • The Old Fools
  • Aubade

TED HUGHES

  • The Thought-Fox
  • Pike
  • Heptonstall Old Church
  • Daffodils

CHINUA ACHEBE

  • Dead Men’s Path
  • from An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

DEREK WALCOTT

  • A Far Cry from Africa
  • Ruins of a Great House
  • from Omeros
  • Love after Love

SEAMUS HEANEY

ALICE MUNRO (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Silence

NGŨGĨWA THIONG’O

  • from Decolonising the Mind
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5

MARGARET ATWOOD

ANGELA CARTER

  • The Werewolf
  • The Snow Child

JOHN CLEESE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN

  • from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
    • Dead Parrot Sketch
    • Pet Conversion
    • Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook
    • Spam

EAVAN BOLAND

  • Night Feed
  • The Lost Land

SALMAN RUSHDIE

  • Is Nothing Sacred?

TOMSON HIGHWAY

  • Hearts and Flowers

KAZUO ISHIGURO

  • A Village after Dark

CAROL ANN DUFFY

  • The Good Teachers
  • Drunk
  • Mrs. Lazarus
  • Rapture
  • John Barleycorn
  • Water

JEANETTE WINTERSON

  • from Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

ZADIE SMITH

  • The Waiter’s Wife

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

  • A Private Experience

LITERATURE, POLITICS, AND CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE LATE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES

  • Sorley MacLean
    • Ban-Ghàidheal / A Highland Woman
    • Hallaig / Hallaig
    • Hallaig (Seamus Heaney Translation)
  • Louise Bennett
    • Colonization in Reverse
  • Edwin MorganFor the Opening of the Scottish Parliament, 9 October 2004 (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • The Coin
  • Kamau Brathwaite
    • from History of the Voice: The Development of Nation Language in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry
    • Calypso
  • Geoffrey Hill
    • A Short History of British India (2)
  • Gillian Clarke
    • Polar
  • Tony Harrison
    • Them & [uz]
  • Liz Lochhead
    • Men Talk
    • Kidspoem/Bairnsang
  • Grace Nichols
    • Skanking Englishman Between Trains
    • Epilogue
    • White
  • Medbh McGuckian
    • Slips
    • The Dream-Language of Fergus
  • Paul Muldoon
    • Milkweed and Monarch
    • At Tuam
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson
    • Inglan Is a Bitch
  • Moniza Alvi
    • And If
    • How the World Split in Two
  • Janice Galloway (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      Jellyfish
  • Jean Binta Breeze
    • earth cries
  • Gwyneth Lewis
    • Mother Tongue
  • Kenan Malik
    • Multiculturalism and the Road to Terror
  • Jackie Kay
    • In My Country
    • Extinction
  • Simon Armitage
    • The English
    • Poundland
  • Alice Oswald1832
    • Dunt
  • Kim Moore
    • In That Year
    • I Have Been a Long Time Without Thinking
  • Warsan Shire
    • from Conversations about Home (at the Deportation Centre)
    • Backwards

APPENDICES

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 California Davis

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature companion sites include content for both instructors and students.

The Online Resources Site for both students and instructors features close to 200 interactive review questions; over 500 online readings across all volumes of the anthology, with 128 additional readings specific to this volume; details on British currency; chronological charts; bibliographies; an audio library with 37 samples ranging from Old English to the early 20th Century; and more. An access code to the website is included with all new copies. If you purchased a used copy or are missing your passcode for this site, please click here to purchase a code online.

A separate instructor site features background material, over 200 discussion questions, and “Approaches to Teaching” for key works and authors in the anthology; it also offers a list of anthology contents by theme and region. An access code to the website is included with all examination copies.

BUNDLE WITH EDITIONS:

Add any edition to a package containing one or more BABL volumes for FREE! A second edition may be added for only $10. To view a complete list of available editions, please click here.

MULTI-VOLUME PACKAGES:

Package Pricing for The Broadview Anthology of British Literature:

PACKAGE OF ANY TWO OF VOLUMES 1-6: $81.95 US/CDN
PACKAGE OF ANY THREE OF VOLUMES 1-6: $94.95 US/CDN
PACKAGE OF CONCISE EDITION A&B: $109.95 US/CDN

Please note that packages containing four or more volumes may need to be split up due to their bulk. Please contact your Broadview Rep or customerservice@broadviewpress.com for a package ISBN.

COURSEPACK OPTION:

Broadview is happy to create a custom coursepack including only your selected readings, from this and/or any of our other anthologies and editions (with the exception of readings that are controlled by a rights holder other than Broadview Press). We offer an easy and intuitive Custom Text Builder, and you can also contact our Custom Text Administrator.

If you would like to inquire about different package possibilities, please contact customerservice@broadviewpress.com or your local sales representative to be sure of obtaining the most advantageous pricing option for your students. Further discounts may be available for large course adoptions.