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English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English Speaking World

William J. Long

This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry. (From the Preface by William J. Long)

This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry. (From the Preface by William J. Long)
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This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry. (From the Preface by William J. Long)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

24h 19m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

37:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

21:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

37:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

19:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

29:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

24:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

18:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

33:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

13:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

29:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

32:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

26:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

21:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

21:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

20:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

17:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

28:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

21:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

19:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

35:43