Course Title: 
History Of English Literature: The Augustan To The Victorian
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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 1

Augustan Age-Characteristics. 
Major Writers of the Age.

Unit 2

Pre Romantic Age- Transition- Major Writers.

Unit 3

Early Romantics- Major writers.

Unit 4

Late Romantic Writers - Byron, Shelley, Keats and Thomas More Lamb, Dequincy, Hazlitt, Southey.

Unit 5

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.