HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century:…
Loading...

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century: Excluding Drama (Oxford… (1954)

by C. S. Lewis

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
272561,927 (4.71)2

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Showing 5 of 5
Completely and utterly wonderful. I'll never forget his description of the poetry of Edmund Spenser (a personal favorite of mine).
1 vote tungsten_peerts | Jul 12, 2012 |
“…It just is, in its way, a brilliant book, because it’s both scholarly and readable, comprehensive and perceptive. He’s interested in the intellectual background of the period. It’s quite critical – that’s a good thing – and lively, and he goes through it chronologically. It’s also very useful and illuminating: when he comes to an author there’s a footnote with a potted biography. He really gets one interested in the writers who interest him or who he values, and makes you want to read them….” (Reviewed by Mark Girouard in FiveBooks).



The full interview is available here: http://fivebooks.com/interviews/mark-girouard-on-art-and-culture-elizabethan-eng... ( )
  FiveBooks | May 18, 2010 |
Lewis wonderfully conveys his enthusiasm for the authors he discusses.
I do not always feel those authors deserve it, but I enjoy Lewis. ( )
1 vote antiquary | Aug 30, 2007 |
I love this book for the splendid enthusiasm which Lewis shows for even very minor renaissance authors whom he has obviously read and enjoyed. Sometimes when I went on to read the authors he described, I did not find them as good as he did, but at least he inspired me to read them seriously. ( )
1 vote antiquary | Aug 13, 2007 |
Showing 5 of 5
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
explores intellectuals of the time period, writers are footnoted
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.71)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 4
4.5
5 10

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 133,437,571 books! | Top bar: Always visible