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1000 YEARS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

CHRIS FLETCHER    Book Number: 83321    Product format: Paperback

A big and beautifully designed and illustrated British Library publication written by an Oxford scholar and a team of curators. Whether written on parchment, vellum or paper, whether poems, short stories, notebooks, novels or diaries, these documents here reproduced in facsimile provide a unique record of the process of composition in English literature over one millennium. Presented as full colour page reproductions here is the writer at work revealing major amendments and corrections carried out during the course of writing and editing. It is a selection of 100 of the best loved British writers, describing their life and work and includes masterpieces and literature including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Virginia Woolf's Mrs Galloway, Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast, Laurie Lee's Cider With Rosie, Beowulf, and T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Angela Carter, E. M. Forster, Lewis Carroll, Mary Shelley, Stevie Smith, Wilfred Owen and more. Arranged chronologically, some include beautiful drawings from the authors own hand such as Alice with Carroll's neat handwriting all around: 'I hope I shan't grow anymore - I wish I hadn't drunk so much!' Wordsworth, Defoe, Ralegh, Mallory, it is a step back in time to these magical manuscripts as they were first written down, and a joyful and privileged peek at these unique artefacts. These individual talents have been preserved and celebrated and they are at the heart of the nation's cultural memory. 224 large pages in softback, colour illus.
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ISBN 9780712358736
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