English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the Englis…


Read by Tony Oliva

(4.4 stars; 19 reviews)

This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry. (From the Preface by William J. Long)

(24 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Preface 10:30 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 1 - The Meaning of Literature 15:25 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 2 - THE ANGLO-SAXON OR OLD-ENGLISH PERIOD (450-1050) 36:14 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 2 - continued 18:40 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 2 - continued 41:11 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 3 - THE ANGLO-NORMAN PERIOD (1066-1350) 11:30 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 3 - continued 46:07 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 4 - THE AGE OF CHAUCER (1350-1400) 35:20 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 4 - continued 21:11 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 5 - THE REVIVAL OF LEARNING (1400-1550) 26:22 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 6 - THE AGE OF ELIZABETH (1550-1620) 8:14 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 6 - continued 35:47 Read by Tony Oliva
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Chapter 6 - continued 23:27 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 6 - continued 26:14 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 7 - THE PURITAN AGE (1620-1660) 46:12 Read by Tony Oliva
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Chapter 8 - PERIOD OF THE RESTORATION (1660-1700) 37:29 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 8 - continued 22:33 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 9 - EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE (1700-1800) 32:57 Read by Tony Oliva
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Chapter 9 - continued 37:04 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 10 - THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM (1800-1850) 19:52 Read by Tony Oliva
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Chapter 10 - continued 33:24 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 11 - THE VICTORIAN AGE (1850-1900) 13:24 Read by Tony Oliva
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Chapter 11 - continued 19:24 Read by Tony Oliva
Chapter 11 - End 35:43 Read by Tony Oliva

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Life changing.

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Life changing. Thank you, Mr. Oliva.

knowledge is the key

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