Series: The Oxford History of English Literature

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Restoration Literature 1660-1700: Dryden, Bunyan, and Pepys by James Sutherland
Middle English Literature by J. A. W. Bennett1 part 2
Chaucer and the fifteenth century by H. S. Bennett2 part 1
English Literature at the Close of the Middle Ages by E. K. Chambers2 part 2
English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, Excluding Drama by C. S. Lewis3
The English drama, 1485-1585 by F. P. Wilson4 part 1
English Drama 1586-1642: The Age of Shakespeare by G. K. Hunter4 part 2
English literature in the earlier seventeenth century, 1600-1660 by Douglas Bush5
English literature of the late seventeenth century by James Runcieman Sutherland6
English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century, 1700-1740 by Bonamy Dobree7
The Mid-Eighteenth Century by John Butt8
English Literature, 1789-1815 by W. L. Renwick9
English literature, 1815-1832 by Ian Jack10
Victorian Poetry, Drama, and Miscellaneous Prose 1832-1890 by Paul Turner11 part 2
Eight Modern Writers by J. I. M. Stewart12
The Victorian Novel by Alan Horsman13

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