The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature presents a chronological record of around 15,000 works published in the English language since 1474. The purpose of this book is to show, at a glance, the main literary output of a given year. The aim is to display a significant and representative selection of works in relation to the history and culture of the day. The book's primary focus is English literature, understood as works originally written in English by British authors published in Britain, though exceptions have been made for authors born elsewhere (e.g. Henry James) who made their home in Britain, or some colonial authors who published principally with British publishing houses.
The classic guide to English literature. Based on the best-selling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Written by a team of more than 140 distinguished contributors working under Margaret Drabble's editorial direction, this handy reference work provides ther eader with unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries.