British writers. Supplement VII /
Jay Parini, editor.
New York : Charles Scribner, c2002.
lvii, 512 p.
068480655X (alk. paper)
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New York : Charles Scribner, c2002.
068480655X (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Unpaid Annotation
The "Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and a styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political concerns for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 17 sets comprising this series. To see listings of writers for any volume in this section, go to the "Scribner Writers Series section online at This collection of essays covers 286 writers who have made contributions to British, Irish and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the present day. Introductory essays and chronological tables open each volume and provide historical background. Each "Supplement covers approximately 20 additional authors.
Main Description
Adding 23 writers to this popular series, this new supplement includes Charles Darwin, Michael Frayn, Roy Fuller, "The Gawain Poet," L. P. Hartley, A. D. Hope, Jamaica Kincaid, Cardinal John Henry Newman, Terrence Rattigan, Sylvia Townsend Warner and others.
Table of Contents
Contentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chronologyp. xv
List of Contributorsp. lv
Basil Buntingp. 1
Charles Darwinp. 17
Gavin Ewartp. 33
Michael Fraynp. 51
Roy Fullerp. 67
The Gawain Poetp. 83
W. S. Grahamp. 103
L. P. Hartleyp. 119
Robert Henrysonp. 135
A. D. Hopep. 151
David Jonesp. 167
Patrick Kavanaghp. 183
Anna Kavanp. 201
Jamaica Kincaidp. 217
Thomas Morep. 233
Andrew Motionp. 251
Les Murrayp. 269
John Henry Newmanp. 289
Terence Rattiganp. 307
Alastair Reidp. 323
Sydney Smithp. 339
Barry Unsworthp. 353
Sylvia Townsend Warnerp. 369
Master Index to Volumes I-VII, Supplements I-VIIp. 385
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