Literature Course Texts
Our course texts cover everything your students need for success in their Literature studies. Our list offers comprehensive introductions to key issues and debates in fields such as Children’s Literature, guides to developing skills in close textual analysis, and overviews of the latest critical perspectives on key writers and works, such as the books in our Readers’ Guides to Essential Criticism series and the popular New Casebooks. We publish two essential reads for all Literature students by Michael Alexander, known for his authoritative and engaging writing style: the third edition of A History of English Literature and Reading Shakespeare.
Editor's HighlightA Brief History of English Literature 2nd EditionJohn Peck and Martin Coyle
This new edition of an established text provides a lively, concise and up-to-date historical overview of the story of English literature. Focusing on how writing both reflects and challenges the periods in which it is produced, John Peck and Martin Coyle combine close readings of key texts with recent critical thinking on the interaction of literary works and culture.View full detailsRequest sample copy