Later Medieval English Literature

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OUP Oxford, Apr 10, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 712 pages
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The remarkable and diverse literature produced in the fascinating later medieval period - one of war, transitions, and challenges - is not as widely known as it deserves to be. In this descriptive guide the pre-eminent scholar of medieval literature Douglas Gray provides the non-specialist reader with an illuminating account of the extensive literature written in English from the death of Chaucer to the early sixteenth century . Placing the works under consideration in their landscape of cultural history, Gray's survey includes a valuable chronology, an informative introductory survey, and detailed sections on prose, poetry, Scottish writing, and drama.

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Douglas Gray was educated at Wellington College and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He moved to Oxford in 1954, and spent his academic life there, first as a Fellow of Pembroke College, then from 1980 as the first J. R. R. Tolkein Professor, at Lady Margaret Hall. His numerous publications include The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose (with Norman Davis and others); The Oxford Companion to Chaucer; and the Penguinedition of the Selected Poems of Robert Henryson and William Dunbar.

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