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Great Authors of the British Isles

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Item Number:
AVP 966
232 min.
Closed Caption:
Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc.
Grade Level:
7 - Adult
As English spreads across the globe, becoming the language of the Internet, understanding the extraordinary body of British literature has become ever more vital in the 21st century. This eight part series, hosted by Jonathan Cake, addresses this need by bringing the audience from the dawn of England's literary tradition through Chaucer to Shakespeare to William Wordsworth to Jane Austen to Charles Dickens to T. S. Eliot to J. K. Rowling. The series focuses on over 60 major authors, their insights, themes and impact on history.

• Program 1: Beowulf to Shakespeare
• Program 2: The Renaissance Writers
• Program 3: Augustan and Romantic Poets
• Program 4: Early Novelists
• Program 5: Children's Literature
• Program 6: The Genre Innovators
• Program 7: 20th Century Poets and Playwrights
• Program 8: 20th Century Novelists

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