A Very Short View of English Literature
In this book, there is William Shakespeare,human's greatest genius of drama,and as well as J.K.Rowling, the author of the greatest bestsellers in the 21th century. Britain is one of the countries with most Nobel prize winners across the world. It is also a holy land of literature and art, a mix of the old and the new, the classic and the modern.
Divided into six chapters, this book records the course of England literature development from Beowulf to Joanne Kathleen Rowling and other best-selling writers in contemporary England. Based on time sequence,the author of this book concludes the course of English literature development in a very detailed and comprehensive way, and shows to readers generations of English literature masters and their works. This book aims to give readers good knowledge of long history and various forms of English literature.
By the late fourteenth century, however, the three basic categories—the nobility, the church, and the large mass of commoners, were layered into complex, interrelated, and unstable social strata among which birth, wealth, profession, and personal ability all played a part in determining one’s status in a world that was rapidly changing economically, politically, and socially. A growing and prosperous middle
class was beginning to play increasingly important roles in church and state, blurring the traditional class boundaries,and it was into this middle class that Chaucer was born.