The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volumes 1 & 2
  • 9781488102820 / 1488102821

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volumes 1 & 2

  • 9781488102820 / 1488102821

This package contains volumes 1 & 2 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, covering the Medieval Period through the early Seventeenth Century.

PACKAGE ISBN: 9781488102820 / 1488102821

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume I: The Medieval Period 3/e ISBN: 9781554812028
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume II: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century 3/e ISBN: 9781554812905

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field.

Comments on the Broadview Anthology of Literature:

“… an exciting achievement. It sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British Literature will now have to be measured.” — Graham Hammill, State University of New York, Buffalo

“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 … Web component.” — The Chronicle of Higher Education

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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 site includes content for both instructors and students.

The instructor site features modules on “Approaches to Teaching” and “Authors and Themes” modules.
An access code to the website is included with all examination copies.

The student companion site has online readings, interactive review questions, details on British currency, chronological charts, bibliographies, audio samples, 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.


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

Multiple volumes of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature can also be packaged together:

Package of any TWO of Volumes 1-6: $86.95
Package of any THREE of Volumes 1-6: $96.95
Package of Concise Volumes A and B: $110.95

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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 2: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century - Third Edition