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short history of literary English

W. F. Bolton

short history of literary English

by W. F. Bolton

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Published by Crane, Russak in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    Statement[by] W. F. Bolton.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination86 p.
    Number of Pages86
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13532220M
    OCLC/WorldCa14977352

    Short story, brief fictional prose narrative that is shorter than a novel and that usually deals with only a few characters.. The short story is usually concerned with a single effect conveyed in only one or a few significant episodes or scenes. The form encourages economy of setting, concise narrative, and the omission of a complex plot; character is disclosed in action and dramatic encounter. "Written genres" (more commonly known as "literary genres") are those works of prose, poetry, drama, hybrid forms, or other literature that are distinguished by shared literary conventions, similarities in topic, theme, style, tropes, or common settings, character types, or formulaic patterns of character interactions and events, and an overall predictable form.

    A literary history of England by one author, a history that is comprehensive and authoritative over the whole field, is next to impossible. Hence, the plan of the present book. A general harmony of treatment among the five contributors, rather than rigid uniformity of plan, has seemed desirable, and there is quite properly some difference of. The publication, in , by the poets William Wordsworth () and Samuel Taylor Coleridge () of a volume entitled Lyrical Ballads is a significant event in English literary history, though the poems were poorly received and few books sold. The elegant latinisms of Gray are dropped in favour of a kind of English closer to that.

    A novel is a long, fictional narrative which describes intimate human experiences. The novel in the modern era usually makes use of a literary prose style. The development of the prose novel at this time was encouraged by innovations in printing, and the introduction of cheap paper in the 15th century.. Fictional narrative. Fictionality is most commonly cited as distinguishing novels from. English literature, the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are treated separately under American literature, Australian literature, Canadian literature, and New Zealand literature.


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