Literary History of England
G. Sherburn, Donald F. Bond
Routledge, 1959 - Literary Criticism - 488 pages
The paperback edition, in four volumes, of this standard work will make it readily available to students.
The scope of the work makes it valuable as a work of reference, connecting one period with another and placing each author clearly in the setting of his time.
Reviewing the first edition, The Times Literary Supplement commented: 'in inclusiveness and in judgment it has few rivals of its kind'.
This third volume covers the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century (1660-1789) and is co-authored by George Sherburn and Donald F. Bond (both at the University of Chicago).