The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes

Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.

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Index to Chapters  Index to Authors   Index to Bibliographies


    Edited by A. W. Ward and A. R. Waller.
Volume I. From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance.
II. The End of the Middle Ages.
III. Renascence and Reformation.
IV. Prose and Poetry from Sir Thomas North to Michael Drayton.
V. The Drama to 1642: Part I.
VI. The Drama to 1642: Part II.
VII. Cavalier and Puritan.
VIII. The Age of Dryden.
IX. From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift.
X. The Age of Johnson.
XI. The Period of the French Revolution.
XII. The Romantic Revival.
XIII. The Victorian Age: Part I.
XIV. The Victorian Age: Part II.
    Edited by W. P. Trent, J. Erskine, S. P. Sherman, and C. Van Doren.
XV. Colonial and Revolutionary Literature.
Early National Literature: Part I.
XVI. Early National Literature: Part II.
Later National Literature: Part I.
XVII. Later National Literature: Part II.
XVIII. Later National Literature: Part III.