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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—

Literary HistoryEdit

A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John William Cousin (1910)
1911 Encyclopedia Britannica classified articles and their Wikisource author pages:

Author Birth Year Britannica Page
A) à Beckett, Gilbert Abbott 1811 À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
Aberigh-Mackay, George Robert 1848 Aberigh-Mackay, George Robert
Acton, J. E. E. D., baron 1834 Acton, J. E. E. D., baron
Addison, Joseph 1672 Addison, Joseph
Adolphus, John Leycester 1768 Adolphus, John Leycester
Ae)Ælfric 955 Ælfric
Aguilar, Grace 1816 Aguilar, Grace
Aikin, John 1672 Aiken, John
Ainger, Alfred 1837 Ainger, Alfred
Ainsworth, Robert 1660 Ainsworth, Robert
Ainsworth, William Harrison 1805 Ainsworth, William Harrison
Aird, Thomas 1802 Aird, Thomas
Akenside, Mark 1805 Akenside, Mark
Alabaster, William 1567 Alabaster, William
Albery, James 1838 Albery, James
Aldhelm 639 Aldhelm
Alison, Archibald 1757 Archibald Alison
Alison, Archibald, Sir 1792 Archibald Alison

Descriptions by Types and ErasEdit

Collections of WorksEdit

Individual Works by PeriodEdit

Old EnglishEdit

See also: Anglo-Saxon Wikipedia

Translations into Old EnglishEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

Early modern EnglishEdit

Modern EnglishEdit

See alsoEdit