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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 instructors with substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, this edition of the acclaimed Broadview Anthology provides concise yet wide-ranging coverage for British literature survey courses.
Highlights of Volume B include: substantial excerpts from Thomas DeQuincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater; a "Contexts" section on "India and the Orient" highlighting the effects of imperial expansion on British society and on the Romantic imagination; the complete text of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H.; Vernon Lee’s short story "The Virgin of the Seven Daggers"; Augusta Webster’s "A Castaway"; George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession, annotated by Leonard Conolly; a number of transatlantic selections; and a large selection of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century writers including Alice Munro, Angela Carter, Kazuo Ishiguro, Seamus Heaney, Carol Anne Duffy, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o.
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B
2007 • 1603pp • Paperback • 9781551118697 / 1551118696