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Longman Anthology of British Literature The Victorian Age

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ISBN-10: 0321011740

ISBN-13: 9780321011749

Edition: 1999

Authors: David Damrosch, Christopher Baswell, Clare Carroll, Kevin J. H. Dettmar, Heather Henderson

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List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 6/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 3008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.488
Language: English

Theo D�haen is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at K.U. Leuven University, Belgium and has also worked in Holland, France and America. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Review , and President of FILLM (Fédération Internationale de Langues et Littératures Modernes) 2008-2012.David Damrosch is Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. A past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, he is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature (2004).Djelal Kadir is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professors of Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the Founding President of the…    

denotes selection is new to this edition. Volume A contains only the section entitled "The Middle Ages." Volume B contains only the section entitled "The Romantics and Their Contemporaries."
The Middle Ages
Before the Norman Conquest
Beowulf.Early Irish Verse
To Crinog
Pangur the Cat
Writing in the Wood
The Viking Terror
The Old Woman of Beare
Findabair Remembers Fróech
A Grave Marked with Ogam
From The Voyage of M��el Dúin
Judith.The Dream of the Rood
Perspectives: Ethnic and Religious Encounters
From An Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Bishop Asser
From The Life of King Alfred
King Alfred
Preface to St. Gregory's Pastoral Care
Ohthere's Journeys
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Stamford Bridge and Hastings
Urien Yrechwydd
The Battle of Argoed Llwyfain
The War-Band's Return
Lament for Owain Son of Urien
The Wanderer.Wulf and Eadwacer and the Wife's Lament.After the Norman Conquest
Perspectives: Arthurian Myth in the History of Britain
Geoffrey of Monmouth
From History of the Kings of Britain
Gerald of Wales
From The Instruction of Princes
Edward I
Letter to the Papal Court of Rome
Companion Reading
A Report to Edward I
Arthurian Romance
Marie de France
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.Sir Thomas Malory
Morte Darthur
The Poisoned Apple
The Days of Destiny
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales
The General Prologue
The Miller's Tale
The Introduction
The Tale
The Wife of Bath's Prologue
The Wife of Bath's Tale
The Pardoner's Prologue
The Pardoner's Tale
The Nun's Priest's Tale
The Parson's Tale
The Introduction (The Remedy for the Sin of Lechery.)
Chaucer's Retraction
To His Scribe Adam
Medieval Cycle Dramas
The Second Play of the Shepherds.Middle English Lyrics
The Cuckoo Song ("Sumer is icumen in")
Spring ("Lenten is come with love to toune")
Alisoun ("Bitwene Mersh and Averil")
My Lefe Is Faren in a Lond
Abuse of Women ("In every place ye may well see")
The Irish Dancer ("Gode sire, pray ich thee")
Adam Lay Ibounden
Sing of a Maiden
Mary Is With Child ("Under a tree")
Jesus, My Sweet Lover ("Jesu Christ, my lemmon swete")
Dafydd Ap Gwilym
One Saving Place
The Hateful Husband
The Winter
The Ruin
William Dunbar
Lament for the Makars
In Secreit Place This Hyndir Nycht
John Skelton
Womanhood, Wanton
Knolege, Aquayntance
Manerly Margery Mylk and Ale
Garland of Laurel
To Maystres Jane Blennerhasset
To Maystres Isabell Pennell
To Maystres Margaret Hussey
Sir Thomas Wyatt
The Long Love, That in My Thought Doth Harbor
Whoso List to Hunt
Companion Reading
Sonnet 190
They Flee from Me
My Lute, Awake!
Blame Not My Lute
Stand Whoso List
Edmund Spenser
The Faerie Queene
The First Booke of the Fairie Queene
From The Second Booke
Canto 12: The Bowre of Blisse
1("Happy ye leaves when as those lilly hands.")
22("This holy season fit to fast and pray.")
62("The weary yeare his race now having run.")
68("Most glorious Lord of lyfe that on this day.")
75("One day I wrote her name upon the strand.")
Sir Philip Sidney
Astrophil and Stella
1 ("Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show.")
31 ("With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies.")
39 ("Come sleep, O sleep, the certain knot of peace")
71 ("Who will in fairest book of Nature know.")
106 ("O absent presence, Stella is not here.")
108 ("When sorrow (using mine own fire's might.")
From The Apology for Poetry "The Apology" and Its Time: The Art of Poetry
Stephen Gosson
From The School of Abuse
George Puttenham
From The Art of English Poesie
George Gascoigne.From Certain Notes of Instruction
Samuel Daniel
From A Defense of Rhyme
Isabella Whitney
I.W. To Her Unconstant Lover
A Careful Complaint by the Unfortunate Author
Elizabeth I
Written with a Diamond on Her Window at Woodstock
Written on a Wall at Woodstock
The Doubt of Future Foes
On Monsieur's Departure
Psalm 13 ("Fools that true faith yet never had")
The Metres of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy
Book 1, No. 2 ("O in how headlong depth the drowned mind is dim.")
Book 1, No. 7 ("Dim clouds.")
Book 2, No. 3 ("In pool when Phoebus with reddy wain."
On Marriage
On Mary, Queen of Scots
On Mary's Execution
To the English Troops at Tilbury, Facing the Spanish Armada
The Golden Speech
Perspectives: Government and Self-Government
William Tyndale
From The Obedience of a Christian Man
Juan Luis Vives
From Instruction of a Christian Woman
Sir Thomas Elyot
From The Book Named the Governor
Sir Thomas Elyot
From The Defence of Good Women
John Ponet
From A Short Treatise of Political Power
John Foxe
From The Book of Martyrs
Richard Hooker
From The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity
James I (James VI of Scotland)
From The True Law of Free Monarchies
Baldassare Castiglione
From The Book of the Courtier
Roger Ascham
From The Schoolmaster. Richard Mulcaster
From The First Part of the Elementary
Aemilia Lanyer
The Description of Cookham
Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
To the Doubtful Reader
To the Virtuous Reader
(Against Beauty Without Virtue.)
(Pilate's Wife Apologizes for Eve.)
Sir Walter Raleigh
To the Queen
On the Life of Man
The Author's Epitaph, Made by Himself
The Discovery of the Large, Rich and Beautiful Empire of Guiana
From Epistle Dedicatory
(The Amazons.)
(The Orinoco.)
(The New World of Guiana.)
"The Discovery" and Its Time: Voyage Literature
Arthur Barlow
From The First Vogage Made to the Coasts of America
Thomas Hariot
From A Brief and True Report of the Newfound Land of Virginia
René Laudonniÿre
From A Notable History Containing Four Voygages Made to Florida
Christopher Marlowe
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Companion Reading
Sir Walter Raleigh
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus
William Shakespeare
1 ("From fairest creatures we desire increase")
18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day")
20 ("A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted")
29 ("When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes")
30 ("When to the sessions of sweet, silent thought")
55 ("Not marble nor the gilded monuments")
60 ("Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore")
73 ("That time of year thou mayst in me behold")
87 ("Farewell! Thou art too dear for my possessing")
106 ("When in the chronicle of wasted time")
116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds")
126 ("O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power")
130 ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun")
138 ("When my love swears that she is made of truth")
Twelfth Night
Or, What You Will
Ben Jonson
On Something, That Walks Somewhere
On My First Daughter
To John Donne
On My First Son
To Penshurst
Song to Celia
To the Memory of My Beloved, the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us
John Donne
The Good Morrow
Song ("Go, and catch a falling star")
The Undertaking
The Sun Rising
The Canonization
The Flea
The Bait
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
The Ecstasy
Holy Sonnets
1 ("As due by many titles I resign.")
5 ("If poisonous minerals, and if that tree.")
6 ("Death be not proud, though some have called thee.")
9 ("What if this present were the world's last night?")
10 ("Batter my heart, three-personed God
For, you.")
Lady Mary Wroth
Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
1 ("When night's black mantle could most darkness prove.")
16 ("Am I thus conquered? Have I lost the powers.")
39 ("Take heed mine eyes, how you your looks do cast.")
40 ("False hope which feeds but to destroy, and spill.")
74 Song ("Love a child is ever crying.")
A Crown of Sonnets Dedicated to Love
77 ("In this strange labyrinth how shall I turn?")
103 ("My muse now happy, lay thyself to rest.")
Lady Mary Wroth
From The Countess of Mountgomery's Urania
Perspectives: Tracts on Women and Gender
Desiderius Erasmus
From In Laude and Praise of Matrimony
Barnabe Riche
From My Lady's Looking Glass
Margaret Tyler
From Preface to The First Part of the Mirror of Princely Deeds
Joseph Swetnam
From The Arraignment of Lewd, Idle, Froward, and Unconstant Women
Esther Sowernam
From Ester Hath Hanged Haman
Hic Mulier and Haec-Vir
From Hic-Mulier
Or, The Man-Woman
From Haec-Vir
Or, The Womanish Man
Robert Herrick
The Argument of His Book
To the Sour Reader
When He Would Have His Verses Read
Delight in Disorder
Corinna's Going A-Maying
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Upon Julia's Clothes
Discontents in Devon
To Dean-Bourne, a Rude River in Devon
His Last Request to Julia
His Noble Numbers
His Prayer for Absolution
To God, on His Sickness
George Herbert
The Altar
Easter Wings
Jordan (1)
Jordan (2)
The Collar
Love (3).Andrew Marvell
To His Coy Mistress
The Definition of Love
The Garden
An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland
Katherine Philips
Friendship in Emblem, or the Seal
Upon the Double Murder of King Charles
To the Truly Noble, and Obliging Mrs. Anne Owen
To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship
The World
Perspectives: The Civil War, or the Wars of Three Kingdoms
John Gauden
From Eikon Basilike
John Milton
From Eikonoklastes
The Petition of Gentlewomen and Tradesmen's Wives
John Lilburne
From England's New Chains Discovered
Oliver Cromwell
From Letters from Ireland
John O'Dwyer of the Glenn
John Milton
Il Penseroso
How Soon Hath Time
On the New Forcers of Conscience Under the Long Parliament
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint
From Areopagitica.PARADISE LOST
Book 1
From Book 2
From from Book 3
From Book 4
Book 9
From Book 10
From Book 11
From Book 12
The Restoration and The Eighteenth Century
Samuel Pepys
The Diary
(First Entries.)
(The Coronation of Charles II.)
(The Fire of London.)Companion Reading
John Evelyn: From Kalendarium
The Royal Society
Elizabeth Pepys and Deborah Willett
Perspectives: The Royal Society and the New Science
Thomas Sprat
From The History of the Royal Society of London
Philosophical Transactions
From Philosophical Transactions
Robert Hooke
From Micrographia
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
Observations upon Experimental Philosophy
Of Micrography, and of Magnifying and Multiplying Glasses
The Description of a New Blazing World
From To the Reader
(Creating Worlds.)
(Empress, Duchess, Duke.)
John Dryden
Mac Flecknoe
Aphra Behn
The Disappointment
Companion Reading
John Wilmot, Earl Of Rochester, The Imperfect Enjoyment
To Lysander at the Music-Meeting
To the Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love to Me, Imagined More than Woman
Aphra Behn and Her Time: Coterie Writing
Mary, Lady Chudleigh
To the Ladies. To Almystrea
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchelsea
The Introduction
Friendship Between Ephelia and Ardelia
A Ballad to Mrs. Catherine Fleming in London
Mary Leapor
The Headache
To Aurelia
Advice to Sophronia
An Essay on Woman
The Epistle of Deborah Dough
Jonathan Swift
A Description of a City Shower
Stella's Birthday, 1719
The Lady's Dressing Room
Companion Reading
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, The Reasons That Induced Dr. S. to write a Poem called The Lady's Dressing Room
Gulliver's Travels
From Part
3 A Voyage to Laputa
From Part
4 A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms
A Modest Proposal.Companion Reading
William Petty:
From Political Arithmetic
Alexander Pope
From An Essay on Criticism
The Rape of the Lock
An Essay on Man
Epistle 1
To the Reader
The Design
John Gay
The Beggar's Opera."The Beggar's Opera" and Its Time: Influences and Impact
Thomas D'Urfey:
From Wit and Mirth
Or, Pills to Purge Melacholy
Daniel Defoe:
From The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild
Henry Fielding:
From The Life of Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great
(Anonymous.) From A Narrative of All the Robberies, Escapes, &c. of John Sheppard
John Thurmond
From Harlequin Sheppard
Charlotte Charke
From A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke
James Boswell
From London Journal (Entries on Macheath.)
William Hogarth
A Rake's Progress
Perspectives: Mind and God
Isaac Newton
From Letter to Richard Bentley
John Locke
From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Isaac Watts
A Prospect of Heaven Makes Death Easy
The Hurry of the Spirits, in a Fever and Nervous Disorders
Against Idleness and Mischief
Man Frail, and God Eternal
Miracles Attending Israel's Journey
David Hume
From A Treatise of Human Nature
From An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Christopher Smart
From Jubilate Agno
William Cowper
Light Shining out of Darkness
From The Task
The Cast-away
Thomas Gray
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Samuel Johnson
The Rambler
No. 4 (On Fiction)
No. 60 (On Biography)
The Idler
No. 31 (On Idleness)
No. 32 (On Sleep)
A Dictionary of the English Language
From Preface
(Some Entries.)
James Boswell
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D
(Introduction Boswell's Method.)
(Dinner with Wilkes.)
Hester Salusbury Thrale Piozzi
(First Entries.)
(The Death of Henry Thrale
Marriage to Gabriel Piozzi.)
(The Death of Johnson.)
Political and Religious Orders
Money, Weights, and Measures