Course Title: 
History of English Literature: The Augustan to the Victorian
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'History of English Literature: The Augustan to the Victorian' 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.

History of English Literature from Augustan to Victorian Age with special emphasis on major writers.

Unit I: 


Major Writers of the Age.

Unit II:

Pre Romantic Age- Transition- Major Writers.

Unit III:

Early Romantics- Major writers.

Unit IV:

Late Romantic Writers - Byron, Shelley, Keats and Thomas More. 

Lamb, Dequincy, Hazlitt, Southey.

Unit V:

Victorian Age - Characteristics - Socio-Political Background-Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Carlyle, Macaulay, Ruskin.

  1. Prasad, B. A Background to the Study of English Literature.
  2. Arthur Compton-Rickett. A History of English Literature. Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.
  3. Peck, John and Martin Coyle. A Brief History of English Literature. Indian Edition: Palgrave. 
  4. Alexander Michael. A History of English Literature. Chennai: Palgrave Macmillan.
  1. Legouis, Emile, Cazamian. A Short History of English Literature. OUP. 
  2. Ford, Boris (Ed.) The Pelican Guide to English Literature. Penguin Books.
  3. Thornley, G C and Gwyneth Roberts. An Outline of English Literature, Pearson, 2011.
  4. Richard Cronin, Alison Chapman, Anthony H. Harrison. Eds. A Companion to Victorian Poetry.London: Wiley-Blackwell.