Course Title: 
English Prose: The Romantic to The Modern
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'English Prose: The Romantic to The Modern' is a course offered in Second Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

Major trends in essay writing–19thand 20thcenturies.

Unit I: 

Charles Lamb: “Dream Children”[Detailed].

“Old China”[Non-Detailed]. 

Hazzlitt “On Familiar Style”[Detailed].

Leigh Hunt: “Getting up on Cold Mornings”[NonDetailed].

Unit II:

John Ruskin:"On Books and Reading"[Detailed]. 

R.L.Stevenson:"An Apology for Idlers”[Detailed]. 

AG Gardiner:"On Saying Please"[Non-Detailed]. 

Stephen Leacock: “My Lost Dollar”[Non-Detailed].

Unit III:

Robert Lynd:"In Praise of Mistakes"[Detailed]. 

GK Chesterton: “The Worship of the Wealthy”[Detailed].

Unit IV:

Hillaire Belloc:"A Conversation with a Cat”[Non-Detailed]. 

J B Priestley: “Lectures”[Non-Detailed].

Unit V:

George Orwell:"Politics and English Language"[Detailed]. 

George Bernard Shaw:"Spoken English and Broken English"[Detailed].

  1. Nayar,M.G. A Galaxy of English Essayists. Macmillan. 
  2. Thampi,GB. Mohan. Reflections. New Delhi: Pearson. 2012.
  3. Gross, John. The Oxford Book of Essays. Oxford: OUP, 2008.
  4. Cairncross, A S. Ed. Eight Essayists.
  1. Board of Editors. Strings of Gold. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.2008. 
  2. Williams,W.E.ABook of English Essays. New Delhi: Penguin Books.1992. 
  3. Klarer Mario. An Introduction to Literary Studies. Routledge, 2009.
  • Students are recommended to refer popular anthologies and web sources.