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The Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Romantics and Their Contemporaries, The Victorian Age, and the Twentieth Century written by David Damrosch


The Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Romantics and Their Contemporaries, The Victorian Age, and the Twentieth Century written by David Damrosch


The Longman Compact Anthology of British Literature is a concise and thoughtfully arranged survey of British literature for the one semester course.


The Longman Anthology of British Literature is the first new anthology of British literature to appear in over 25 years. A major work of scholarship, it brings together an extraordinary collection of writings spanning some 1300 years of literary history from the Middle Ages to the present. Volume One covers The Middle Ages, The Early Modern Period, and The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century. The text aims to give a less monumental, more contextualized presentation of British literature. The traditional canonical writers are fully represented, with coverage of such central figures as Spencer, Milton, and Shakespeare. But alongside these are numerous other literary voices, especially those of women. The most distinctive feature of the anthology are groupings of texts that allow contemporary social, political, and literary controversies to unfold in the voices of those who participated in them, thus enabling the great works of British literature to be taught in the context of their times.

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Title: The Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Romantics and Their Contemporaries, The Victorian Age, and the Twentieth Century

William Godwin.

From An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and Its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness.

The Anti-Jacobin.

The Friend of Humanity and the Knife-Grinder.

Hannah More.

Village Politics.

Arthur Young.

From Travels in France During the Years 1787-1788, and 1789.
From The Example of France, A Warning to Britain.

William Blake.

All Religions Are One.
There is No Natural Religion a.
There is No Natural Religion b.

Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience.

From Songs of Innocence.

Companion Reading.
From The Praise of Chimney Sweepers, Charles Lamb.
From Songs of Experience.
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
Visions of the Daughters of Albion.


To Dr. John Trusler (23 August 1799).
To Thomas Butts (22 November 1802).

Perspectives: The Abolition of Slavery and the Slave Trade.

Olaudah Equiano.

From The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.

Mary Prince.

From The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave.

Thomas Bellamy.

The Benevolent Planters.

John Newton.

Amazing Grace.

Ann Cromartie Yearsley.

From A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade.

William Cowper.

Sweet Meat Has Sour Sauce.
The Negro's Complaint.

Hannah More and Eaglesfield Smith.

The Sorrows of Yamba.

Robert Southey.

From Poems Concerning the Slave Trade.
The Sailor Who Had Served in the Slave Trade.

Dorothy Wordworth.

From The Grasmere Journals.

Thomas Clarkson.

From The History of the Rise, Progress, & Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament.

William Wordsworth.

To Toussaint L'Ouverture.
To Thomas Clarkson.
From The Prelude.
From Humanity.
Letter to Mary Ann Rawson (May 1833).

The Edinburgh Review.

From Abstract of the Information laid on the Table of the House of Commons, on the Subject of the Slave Trade.

George Gordon, Lord Byron.

From Detached Thoughts.

Mary Robinson.

Ode to Beauty.
January, 1795.
Sappho and Phaon.
The Camp.

Lyrical Tales.
The Haunted Beach.
London's Summer Morning.
The Old Beggar.
To the Poet Coleridge.

Mary Wollstonecraft.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
Maria; or, The Wrongs of Women.

Perspectives: The Wollstonecraft Controversy and the Rights of Women.

Catherine Macaulay.
Catherine Macaulay.
Anna Laetitia Barbauld.
Robert Southey.

William Blake.

From Mary.

Richard Polwhele.
Priscilla Wakefield.
Mary Anne Radcliffe.
Hannah More.
Mary Anne Lamb.
William Thompson and Anna Wheeler.

Joanna Baillie.

Plays on the Passions.
A Mother to Her Waking Infant.
A Child to His Sick Grandfather.

Song: Woo'd and Married and a'.

Literary Ballads.

Reliques of Ancient English Poetry.
Sir Patrick Spence.

Robert Burns.

To a Mouse.
To a Louse.
Flow gently, sweet Afton.
Ae fond kiss.
Comin' Thro' the Rye (1).
Comin' Thro' the Rye (2).
Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled.
Is there for honest poverty.
A Red, Red Rose.
Auld Lang Syne.
The Fornicator. A New Song.

Sir Walter Scott.

Lord Randal.

Thomas Moore.

The harp that once through Tara's halls.
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms.
The time I've lost in wooing.

William Wordsworth.
Lyrical Ballads (1798).

Simon Lee.
We Are Seven.
Lines Written in Early Spring.
The Thorn.
Note to The Thorn (1800).
Expostulation and Reply.
The Tables Turned.
Old Man Travelling.
Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey.

Lyrical Ballads (1800,1802).
There was a Boy.
Strange fits of passion have I known.

Song: (“She dwelt among th'undtrodden ways” ).
Three years she grew in sun and shower.
Song (“A slumber did my spirit seal” ).
Lucy Gray.
Poor Susan.

Companion Readings.
From A Review of Robert Southey's Thalaba, Francis Jeffrey.
From Letter to William Wordsworth, Charles Lamb.
From Letter to Thomas Manning, Charles Lamb.

Sonnets, 1802-1807.
Prefatory Sonnet (“Nuns fret not at their Convent's narrow room” ).
The world is too much with us.
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1803 (2).
It is a beauteous Evening.
I grieved for Buonaparte.
London, 1802.

The Prelude, or Growth of a Poet's Mind (1805).
Book First. Introduction. Childhood, and School-time.
Book Second. School-time continued.
Book Fourth. Summer Vacation.
Book Fifth. Books.
Book Sixth. Cambridge, and the Alps.
Book Seventh. Residence in London.
Book Ninth. Residence in France.
Book Tenth. Residence in France and French Revolution.

Companion Reading.
From The Prelude (1850), William Wordsworth.
Book Eleventh. Imagination, How Impaired and Restored.
Book Thirteenth. Conclusion.
I travell'd among unknown men.
Resolution and Independence.
I wandered lonely as a cloud.
My heart leaps up.
Ode: Intimations of Immortality.
The Solitary Reaper.
Elegiac Stanzas.

Companion Reading.
On Reading Wordsworth's Lines on Peele Castle, Mary Shelley.
Surprized by joy.
Scorn not the sonnet.
Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg.

Dorothy Wordsworth.

Grasmere—A Fragment.
Address to a Child.
Irregular Verses.
Floating Island.
Lines Intended for My Niece's Album.
Thoughts on My Sickbed.
When Shall I Tread Your Garden Path?.
The worship of this sabbath morn.
Lines Written (Rather say Begun) on the Morning of Sunday April 6th.
The Grasmere Journals.

To Jane Pollard A Scheme of Happiness.
To Lady Beaumont A Gloomy Christmas.
To Lady Beaumont Her Poetry, William's Poetry.
To Mrs. Thomas Clarkson Household Labors.
To Mrs. Thomas Clarkson A Prospect of Publishing.
To William Johnson Mountain-Climbing with a Woman.

Companion Reading.
On Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
On Dorthy Wordsworth, Thomas DeQuincey.

Perspectives: The Sublime, the Beautiful, and the Picturesque.

Edmund Burke.

From A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful.

William Gilpin.

From Three Essays on Picturesque Beauty.

Jane Austen.

From Pride and Prejudice.

Mary Wollstonecraft.

From A Vindication of the Rights of Men.

Immanuel Kant.

From The Critique of Judgment.

John Ruskin.

From Modern Painters.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Sonnet to the River Otter.

Companion Reading.
To the River Itchin, near Winton, William Lisle Bowles.
The Eolian Harp.
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison.
The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere (1798).
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1817).

Companion Readings.
The Castaway, William Cowper.
From Table Talk, Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Kubla Khan.
Frost at Midnight.
Dejection: An Ode.
On Donne's Poetry.
Work Without Hope.
Constancy to an Ideal Object.
From The Statesman's Manual Symbol and Allegory.
From The Friend Reflections of Fire.
Biographia Literaria.
Chapter 14.
From Jacobinism.
From Once a Jacobin, Always a Jacobin.
Lectures on Shakespeare.

Coleridge's Lectures and Their Time: Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century.
Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb.
Charles Lamb.
William Hazlitt.
Thomas De Quincey.

George Gordon, Lord Byron.

She walks in beauty.
So, we'll go no more a-roving.

“Manfred” and Its Time: The Byronic Hero.
George Gordon, Lord Byron.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Caroline Lamb.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
Felicia Hemans.
Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Robert Southey.
George Gordon, Lord Byron.
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.
Canto 3.
Canto 4.

Companion Readings.
From A Review of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, John Wilson.
Lord Byron's Creations, John Scott.

Don Juan.
Canto 1.
From Canto 2 Shipwreck. Juan and Haidée.
From Canto 3 Juan and Haidée. The Poet for Hire.
From Canto 7 Critique of Military “Glory” .
From Canto 11 Juan in England.
Stanzas (“When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home” ).
On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year.

To Thomas Moore On Childe Harold.
To John Murray On Don Juan (6 April 1819).
To John Murray On Don Juan (12 August 1819).
To Douglas Kinnaird On Don Juan (26 October 1819).
To John Murray On Don Juan (16 February 1821).
To Augusta Leight On His Daughter.

Percy Bysshe Shelley.

To Wordsworth.
Mont Blanc.
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.
Sonnet: Lift not the painted veil.
Sonnet: England in 1819.
The Mask of Anarchy.
Ode to the West Wind.
To a Sky-Lark.
To—(“Music, when soft voices die” ).

Companion Readings.
From Don Juan, George Gordon, Lord Byron.
Letter to Percy Bysshe Shelley (26 April 1821), George Gordon, Lord Byron.
Letter to John Murray (30 July 1821), George Gordon, Lord Byron.
The Cloud.
Chorus (“Worlds on worlds are rolling ever” ).
Chorus (“The world's great age begins anew” ).
To Jane: The Keen Stars.
To Jane: With a Guitar.
From A Defence of Poetry.

Felicia Hemans.
Tales and Historic Scenes, in Verse.

The Wife of Asdrubal.
The Last Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra.
Evening Prayer, at a Girls' School.

Records of Woman.
The Bride of the Greek Isles.
Properzia Rossi.
Indian-Woman's Death Song.
Joan of Arc, in Rheims.
The Homes of England.
The Graves of a Household.
Corinne at the Capitol.
Woman and Fame.

Companion Readings.
From A Review of Felicia Hemans's Poetry, Francis Jeffrey.
From Prefatory Note to Extempore Effusion on the Death of James Hogg, William Wordsworth.

John Clare.

Written in November (1).
Written in November (2).
Songs Eternity.
The Lament of Swordy Well.
The Mouse's Nest.
Clock a Clay.
“I Am” .
The Mores.

John Keats.

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.

Companion Readings.
From Homer's Iliad, Alexander Pope.
From Homer's Iliad, George Chapman.
From Homer's Odyssey, Alexander Pope.
From Homer's Odyssey, George Chapman.
On the Grasshopper and Cricket.
From Sleep and Poetry.

Companion Readings.
From On the Cockney School of Poetry (No. 1, October 1817), John Gibson Lockhart.
From The Cockney School of Poetry (No. 2, August 1818), John Gibson Lockhart.
On Seeing the Elgin Marbles.
On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again.
Sonnet: When I have fears.
The Eve of St. Agnes.
La Belle Dame sans Mercy—.
Incipit Altera Sonneta (“If by dull rhymes” ).

The Odes of 1819.
Ode to Psyche.
Ode to a Nightingale.
Ode on a Grecian Urn.
Ode on Indolence.
Ode on Melancholy.
To Autumn.
The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream.
This living hand.
Bright Star.

To Benjamin Bailey “the truth of Imagination” .
To George and Thomas Keats “intensity” and “Negative Capability” .
To John Hamilton Reynolds Wordsworth and “the whims of an Egotist” .
To John Taylor “a few axioms” .
To Benjamin Bailey “ardent pursuit” .
To John Hamilton Reynolds Wordsworth, Milton, and “dark Passages” .
To Benjamin Bailey “I have not a right feeling towards Women” .
To Richard Woodhouse the “camelion poet” vs. the “egotistical sublime” .
To George and Georgiana Keats “indolence,” “poetry” vs. “philosophy,” the “Vale of Soul-Making” .
To Fanny Brawne “you take possession of me” .
To Percy Bysshe Shelley “an artist must serve Mammon” .
To Charles Brown Keats's Last Letter.

Perspectives: Popular Prose and the Problems of Authorship.

Sir Walter Scott.

Introduction to Tales of My Landlord.

Charles Lamb.

Oxford in the Vacation.
Dream Children.
Old China.

William Hazlitt.

On Gusto.
My First Acquaintance with Poets.

Thomas de Quincey.

From Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

Jane Austen.

From Pride and Prejudice.
From Emma.
Letter to J. S. Clarke.

William Cobbett.

From Rural Rides.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

The Swiss Peasant.


Thomas Carlyle.

Past and Present.

Perspectives: The Industrial Landscape.

The Steam Loom Weaver.

Fanny Kemble.

From Record of a Girlhood.

Thomas Babington Macaulay.

From A Review of Southey's Colloquies.

Parliamentary Papers (“Blue Books” ).

Testimony of Hannah Goode, a Child Textile Worker.
Testimony of Ann and Elizabeth Eggley, Child Mineworkers.

Charles Dickens.

From Dombey and Son.
From Hard Times.

Benjamin Disraeli.

From Sybil.

Friedrich Engels.

From The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844.

Henry Mayhew.

From London Labour and the London Poor.

John Stuart Mill.

On Liberty.
The Subjection of Women.
Statement Repudiating the Rights of Husbands.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

To George Sand: A Desire.
To George Sand: A Recognition.
A Year's Spinning.
Sonnets from the Portuguese.
Aurora Leigh.
From A Curse for a Nation.
A Musical Instrument.
The Best Thing in the World.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

The Kraken.
The Lady of Shalott.
The Lotos-Eaters.
Break, Break, Break.
The Epic Morte d'Arthur.
The Eagle: A Fragment.
Locksley Hall.

The Princess.
Sweet and Low.
The Splendour Falls.
Tears, Idle Tears.
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.
Come Down, O Maid.
The Woman's Cause is Man's.
From In Memoriam A. H. H.
The Charge of the Light Brigade.
Idylls of the King.
The Higher Pantheism.
Flower in the Crannied Wall.
Crossing the Bar.

Edward Fitzgerald.

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayy“m.

Charles Darwin.

The Voyage of the Beagle.
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
The Descent of Man.
From Autobiography.

Perspectives: Religion and Science.

Thomas Babington Macaulay.

From Lord Bacon.

Charles Dickens.

From Sunday Under Three Heads.

David Friedrich Strauss.

From The Life of Jesus Critically Examined.

Charlotte Brontë.

From Jane Eyre.

Arthur Hugh Clough.

The Latest Decalogue.
From Dipsychus.

John William Colenso.

From The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined.

John Henry Cardinal Newman.

From Apologia Pro Vita Sua.

Thomas Henry Huxley.

From Evolution and Ethics.

Sir Edmund Gosse.

From Father and Son.

Robert Browning.

Porphyria's Lover.
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister.
My Last Duchess.
How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix.
Home-Thoughts, from Abroad.
Home-Thoughts, from the Sea.
The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church.
Meeting at Night.
Parting at Morning.
A Toccata of Galuppi's.
Love Among the Ruins.
“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came.”
Fra Lippo Lippi.
The Last Ride Together.
Andrea del Sarto.
Two in the Campagna.
A Woman's Last Word.
Caliban upon Setebos.
Epilogue to Asolando.

Charles Dickens.

A Christmas Carol.
From A Walk in a Workhouse.

Companion Readings.
Recollections by His Children and Friends, Dickens at Work.
Dickens Giving a Reading of A Christmas Carol, Kate Field.

Popular Short Fiction.

Elizabeth Gaskell.

Our Society at Cranford.

Thomas Hardy.

The Withered Arm.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

A Scandal in Bohemia.

Edith Nesbit.

Fortunatus Rex & Co.

John Ruskin.

Modern Painters.
The Stones of Venice.
From Modern Manufacture and Design.

Florence Nightingale.


Perspectives: Victorian Ladies and Gentlemen.

Francis Power Cobbe.

From Life of Frances Power Cobbe As Told by Herself.

Sarah Stickney Ellis.

From The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits.

Charlotte Brontë.

From Letter to Emily Brontë.

Anne Brontë.

From Agnes Grey.

John Henry Cardinal Newman.

From The Idea of a University.

Caroline Norton.

From A Letter to the Queen.

George Eliot.

Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft.

Thomas Hughes.

From Tom Brown's School Days.

Isabella Beeton.

From The Book of Household Management.

Queen Victoria.

Letters and Journal Entries on the Position of Women.

Charles Kingsley.

From Letters and Memories.

Sir Henry Newbolt.

Vitaï Lampada.

Matthew Arnold.

Isolation. To Marguerite.
To Marguerite-Continued.
Dover Beach.
Lines Written in Kensington Gardens.
The Buried Life.
Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse.
The Scholar Gipsy.
East London.
West London.
The Function of Criticism at the Present Time.
Culture and Anarchy.
From The Study of Poetry.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

The Blessed Damozel.
The Woodspurge.
The House of Life.
The Burden of Nineveh.

Christina Rossetti.
Song (“She sat and sang always” ).
Song (“When I am dead, my dearest” ).

After Death.
A Pause.
Dead Before Death.
A Triad.
In an Artist's Studio.
A Birthday.
An Apple-Gathering.
Winter: My Secret.
Goblin Market.
“No, thank you, John.”
Promises Like Pie-Crust.
In Progress.
What Would I Give?
A Life's Parallels.
Later Life.
Sleeping at Last.

William Morris.

The Defence of Guenevere.
The Haystack in the Floods.
From The Beauty of Life.

Algernon Charles Swinburne.

The Leper.
The Triumph of Time.
Hymn to Proserpine.
A Forsaken Garden.
The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell.

Walter Pater.

The Renaissance.
From The Child in the House.

Gerard Manley Hopkins.

God's Grandeur.
The Starlight Night.
The Windhover.
Pied Beauty.
Hurrahing in Harvest.
Binsey Poplars.
Duns Scotus's Oxford.
Felix Randal.
Spring and Fall: to a young child.
As Kingfishers Catch Fire.
Carrion Comfort.
No Worst, There Is None.
I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day.
That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Ressurection.
Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord.
From Journal On “Inscape” and “Instress” .
From Letter to R. W. Dixon On Sprung Rhythm.

Lewis Carroll.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Through the Looking Glass.

Perspectives: The Invention of Childhood.

Charles Darwin.

From A Biographical Sketch of an Infant.

Moral Verses.

Table Rules for Little Folks.
The Mouse and the Cake, Eliza Cook.
The Story of Augustus who would Not have any Soup, Heinrich Hoffmann.
The Watercress Seller, Thomas Miller.
Willie Winkie, William Miller.

Edward Lear.

Selected Limericks.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat.
The Jumblies.
How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear!

Christina Rossetti.

From Sing-Song: A Nursery Rhyme Book.

Robert Louis Stevenson.

From A Child's Garden of Verses.

Hilaire Belloc.

From The Bad Child's Book of Beasts.
From Cautionary Tales for Children.

Beatrix Potter.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Daisy Ashford.

From The Young Visiters; or, Mr. Salteena's Plan.

Henry James.

From What Maisie Knew.

Rudyard Kipling.

Without Benefit of Clergy.

Just So Stories.
How the Whale Got His Throat.
How the Camel Got His Hump.
Gunga Din.
The Widow at Windsor.

Perspectives: Travel and Empire.

Frances Trollope.

From Domestic Manners of the Americans.

Thomas Babington Macaulay.

From The Minute on Indian Education.

Alexander Kinglake.

From Eothen .

Sir Richard Francis Burton.

From A Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

Isabella Bird.

From A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains.

Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

From Through the Dark Continent.

Mary Kingsley.

From Travels in West Africa.

Rudyard Kipling.

The White Man's Burden.

Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Oscar Wilde.

Impression du Matin.
The Harlot's House.
Symphony in Yellow.
From The Decay of Lying.
From The Soul of Man Under Socialism.
Peface to The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The Importance of Being Earnest.
From De Profundis.

Companion Reading.
From The Trials of Oscar Wilde, H. Montgomery Hyde.

Perspectives: Aestheticism, Decadence, and the Fin de Siècle.

W. S. Gilbert.

If You're Anxious for to Shine in the High Aesthetic Line.

James McNeill Whistler.

From from Mr. Whistler's “Ten O'Clock.”

“Michael Field” (Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper).

La Gioconda.
A Pen-Drawing of Leda.
“A Girl” .

Ada Leverson.


Arthur Symons.

White Heliotrope.
From The Decadent Movement in Literature.
From Preface to Silhouettes.

Richard Le Gallienne.

A Ballad of London.

Lionel Johnson.

The Destroyer of a Soul.
The Dark Angel.
A Decadent's Lyric.

Lord Alfred Douglas.

In Praise of Shame.
Two Loves.
Impression de nuit: London.

Olive Custance (Lady Alfred Douglas).

The Masquerade.
The White Witch.

Max Beerbohm.

Enoch Soames.


Joseph Conrad.

Preface to The Nigger of the “Narcissus” .
Heart of Darkness.

Companion Readings.
From The Congo Diary, Joseph Conrad.
From Address to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Sir Henry Morton Stanley.
We Live As We Dream, Alone, Gang of Four.

Bernard Shaw.


To Francis Collison (20 August 1903).
To The Times (30 October 1906).

Thomas Hardy.

Neutral Tones.
Wessex Heights.
The Darkling Thrush.
On the Departure Platform.
The Convergence of the Twain.
At Castle Boterel.
Channel Firing.
In Time of “The Breaking of Nations” .
I Looked Up from My Writing.
“And There Was a Great Calm” .
Logs on the Hearth.
The Photograph.
The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House.

Perspectives: The Great War: Confronting the Modern.


Vorticist Manifesto.

Rupert Brooke.

The Great Lover.
The Soldier.

Sigfried Sassoon.

Glory of Women.
The Rear Guard.
Everyone Sang.

Wilfred Owen.

Anthem for Doomed Youth.
Strange Meeting.
Dulce et Decorum Est.

Isaac Rosenberg.

Break of Day in the Trenches.
Dead Man's Dump.

David Jones.

From In Parenthesis.

Robert Graves.

From Goodbye to All That.

Speeches on Irish Independence.
Charles Stuart Parnell.

Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

Padraic Perse.
Michael Collins.

William Butler Yeats.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree.
Who Goes with Fergus?
No Second Troy.
The Fascination of What's Difficult.
September 1913.
The Wild Swans at Coole.
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.
Easter 1916.
The Second Coming.
Prayer for My Daughter.
Sailing to Byzantium.
Meditations in Time of Civil War.
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen.
Leda and the Swan.
Among School Children.
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop.
Lapis Lazuli.
The Circus Animals' Desertion.
Under Ben Bulben.

James Joyce.

The Dead.
Finnegans Wake, and a First Draft Version of Finnegan's Wake.

T. S. Eliot.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

Companion Readings.
Cleverness and the New Poetry, Arthur Waugh.
Drunken Helots and Mr. Eliot, Ezra Pound.
The Waste Land.
Journey of the Magi.
Four Quartets.
Tradition and the Individual Talent.

Virginia Woolf.

Lady in the Looking-Glass: A Reflection.
From A Room of One's Own.
From Three Guineas.
From The Diaries.
From Letter to Gerald Brenan (25 December 1922).
Mrs. Dalloway.

Perspectives: Regendering Modernism.

Virginia Woolf.

From Orlando.

Vita Sackville-West.

Seducers in Ecuador.

E. M. Forster.

The Life to Come.

Rebecca West.

Indissoluble Matrimony.

Katherine Mansfield.

The Daughters of the Late Colonel.

Jean Rhys.


Angela Carter.

Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest.

D. H. Lawrence.

Song of a Man Who Has Come Through.
Tortoise Shout.
Bavarian Gentians.
The Horse Dealer's Daughter.
Odor of Chrysanthemums.
Surgery for the Novel—or a Bomb.

Graham Greene.

A Chance for Mr. Lever.

Perspectives: World War II and the End of Empire.

Sir Winston Churchill.

Two Speeches Before the House of Commons.

Stephen Spender.

What I Expected.
The Express.
The Pylons.

Elizabeth Bowen.

Mysterious Kôr.

Evelyn Waugh.

The Man Who Liked Dickens.

Companion Reading.
Travel Agent, Monty Python.

George Orwell.

Politics and the English Language.
Shooting an Elephant.

Salman Rushdie.

Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella of Spain Consummate Their Relationship.

Dylan Thomas.

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower.
Fern Hill.
Poem in October.
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.
Return Journey.

Samuel Beckett.

Krapp's Last Tape.
Texts for Nothing.
The Expelled.

Post-War Poets: English Voices.

W. H. Auden.

Musée des Beaux Arts.
In Memory of W. B. Yeats.
Spain 1937.
September 1, 1939.
In Praise of Limestone.

Stevie Smith.

Not Waving But Drowning.
How Cruel Is the Story of Eve.
The New Age.

Philip Larkin.

Church Going.
High Windows.
Talking in Bed.

Sylvia Plath.

The Colossus.
Lady Lazarus.

Ted Hughes.

Dust as We Are.
Leaf Mould.
Telegraph Wires.

Thom Gunn.

Lines from a Book.
Elvis Presley.
A Map of the City.
Black Jackets.
From the Wave.
The Hug.
Patch Work.
The Missing.

V. S. Naipaul.

In a Free State.

Caryl Churchill.

Cloud 9.

Perspectives: Whose Language?

Seamus Heaney.

The Toome Road.
A Postcard from North Antrium.
The Singer's House.
The Skunk.
Station Island.
In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge.

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

Feeding a Child.
Labasheedy (The Silken Bed).
As for the Quince.
Why I Choose to Write in Irish, the Corpse That Sits Up and Talks Back.

Ngugi Wa Thiongo.

The Language of African Literature.

Nadine Gordimer.

What Were you Dreaming?

James Kelman.

Home for a Couple of Days.

Eavan Boland.

The Journey.
The Pomegranate.
A Woman Painted on a Leaf.
Mise Eire.

Paul Muldoon.

Meeting the British.
Sleeve Notes.

Derek Walcott.

A Far Cry from Africa.
The Fortunate Traveller.

Political and Religious Orders.

Money, Weights, and Measures.

Literary and Cultural Terms.




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