First published in 1902, this volume contains a detailed history of English literature beginning in the Anglo-Saxon Period and ending with contemporary literature. "A History of English Literature" is highly recommended for all students of literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "The Anglo-Saxon Period", "The Norman-French Period", "The Age of Chaucer", "The Renaissance: Non-Dramatic Literature to the Death of Spenser", "The Renaissance: Shakespeare", 'The Seventeenth Century: Shakespeare's Contemporaries and Successors in the Drama", "The Seventeenth Century: Non-dramatic Literature before the Restoration", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.