The Penguin Guide to Literature in English

The Penguin Guide to Literature in English

Britain And Ireland


This second edition of The Penguin Guide to Literature in English: Britain and Ireland provides an illustrated introduction to the work of the most important writers and their historical background from the year 600 to the end of the twentieth century. It covers the works of novelists, dramatists and poets from Chaucer to Shakespeare, Austen to Dickens, James Joyce to Seamus Heaney, right through to modern-day authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Roddy Doyle and Irvine Welsh.

About the authors

Ronald Carter

Ronald Carter was the Emeritus Professor of Modern English Language at the University of Nottingham. He published more than forty books, including The Penguin Guide to English Literature (with John McRae).
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John McRae

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