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Literature of the Western World, Volume I: The Ancient World Through the Renaissance (5th Edition)

 
 
 
 
Literature of the Western World, Volume I: The Ancient World Through the Renaissance (5th Edition)
Author: Brian Wilkie - James Hurt
ISBN 13: 9780130186669
ISBN 10: 13018666
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2000-09-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 2352
List Price: $122.80
 
 

The most comprehensive best-selling anthology of its kind, this two-volume survey enables readers to choose among the most important canonical and less-familiar texts of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas. It offers complete texts whenever possible, uses the best translations of foreign-language material, and, when appropriate, presents more than one text by each author.

It provides detailed historical and biographical notes and introductions to six literary periods: The Ancient World; the Middle Ages; the Renaissance; Neoclassicism and Romanticism; Realism and Naturalism; and Modern and Contemporary.

Individuals interested in a comprehensive look at Western literature through the ages.