Readers seeking a first introduction to the classic texts of English literature will welcome these short, pocket-sized collections.
Each book in the series contains a selection of the most significant poetry or drama from a particular period.
Traditional favourites are placed alongside less well-known titles, reflecting the ways in which the literary canon has changed in recent years.
A succinct introduction to each volume gives readers a sense of how literature developed during the period in question.
These concise volumes are designed for general readers wishing to extend their cultural horizons and literary knowledge. "Poetry from Chaucer to Spenser" gathers together some of the most influential poetry produced between the mid-fourteenth and late sixteenth centuries.
2AB English, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, 3JB c 1500 to c 1600, DCQ Poetry anthologies (various poets), DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets