This choice of serious essays covers countless numbers of writers who've made major contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the current day. The individuals study many person works and have interaction the reader with their specified topics and stylistic. Introductory essays and chronological tables open every one quantity and supply old background.
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