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English literature
English literature is the literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England. English literature is as diverse as the varieties and dialects of English spoken around the world. Despite the variety of authors of English literature, the works of William Shakespeare remain paramount throughout the English-speaking world.— Excerpted from English literature on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Title page of a 1608 edition of William Shakespeare's King Lear
English literature
English language by era (c.)
Anglo-Saxon (Old)  450–1100
Middle 1100–1475
Early modern 1475–1650
Modern 1650—


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See also: Anglo-Saxon Wikipedia

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