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Literary Legends of the British Isles

Literary Legends of the British Isles

The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers

by Michael Thomas Barry
Publication Date: 01/11/2013
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Journey into the best of British literati in this comprehensive and concise review of 50 of the greatest writers and poets. Learn how these distinctive individuals shaped prose from the late medieval period through the mid-twentieth century. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, this anthology takes a fresh approach to the lives and burial places of these literary greats. It includes such masters as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Wilde, Kipling, Woolf, Joyce, and many more. Featuring complete introductions to each period, there is an overview of the historical, cultural and literary backgrounds of the era. Through engaging biographies, extensive descriptive observations, and 158 illustrations, these great writers come alive. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, Great Britain's Literary Legends embodies a fresh approach to the study of British literature and the authors whose works have become classics. AUTHOR: Michael Thomas Barry is the author of "Final Resting Places: Orange County's Dead and Famous"; "Fade to Black: Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats, 1927-1959"; "Murder and Mayhem: 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California", "1849-1949"; and "Great Britain's Royal Tombs: A Guide to Lives and Burial Places of British Monarchs". 158 b/w and colour photographs
Literary studies: general
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Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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