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Author Sutherland, John.

Title Classics of British literature [(DVD) videorecording] / John Sutherland.

Edition Library edition.
Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2008]
©2008
2 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy
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 Nichols Adult Great Courses  820.8 SUT    AVAILABLE
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Description 8 videodiscs : sound color ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 course guidebooks.
Note 48 lectures (30 minutes each)
In 4 containers.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Contents pt. 1. Lecture 1. Anglo-Saxon roots, pessimism and comradeship -- lecture 2. Chaucer, social diversity -- lecture 3. Chaucer, a man of unusual cultivation -- lecture 4. Spenser, The faerie Queene -- lecture 5. Early drama, low comedy and religion -- lecture 6. Marlowe, controversy and danger -- lecture 7. Shakespeare the man, the road to the Globe -- lecture 8. Shakespeare, the mature years -- lecture 9. Shakespeare's rivals, Jonson and Webster -- lecture 10. The King James Bible, English most elegant -- lecture 11. The Metaphysicals, conceptual daring -- lecture 12. Paradise lost, a new language for poetry.
pt. 2. Lecture 13. Turmoil makes for good literature -- lecture 14. The Augustans, order, decorum, and wit -- lecture 15. Swift, anger and satire -- lecture 16. Johnson, bringing order to the language -- lecture 17. Defoe, Crusoe and the rise of capitalism -- lecture 18. Behn, emancipation in the restoration -- lecture 19. The golden age of fiction -- lecture 20. Gibbon, window into 18th-century England -- lecture 21. Equiano, the inhumanity of slavery -- lecture 22. Women poets, the minor voice -- lecture 23. Wollstonecraft, 'First of a new genus' -- lecture 24. Blake, mythic universes and poetry.
pt. 3. Lecture 25. Scott and Burns, the voices of Scotland -- lecture 26. Lyrical ballads, collaborative creation -- lecture 27. Mad, bad Byron -- lecture 28. Keats, literary gold -- lecture 29. Frankenstein, a Gothic masterpiece -- lecture 30. Miss Austen and Mrs. Radcliffe -- lecture 31. Pride and Prejudice, moral fiction -- lecture 32. Dickens, writer with a mission -- lecture 33. The 1840s, growth of the realistic novel -- lecture 34. Wuthering Heights, Emily's masterwork -- lecture 35. Jane Eyre and the other Brontë -- lecture 36. Voices of Victorian poetry.
pt. 4. Lecture 37. Eliot, fiction and moral reflection -- lecture 38. Hardy, life at its worst -- lecture 39. The British bestseller, an overview -- lecture 40. Heart of Darkness, heart of the empire? -- lecture 41. Wilde, celebrity author -- lecture 42. Shaw and Pygmalion -- lecture 43. Joyce and Yeats, giants of Irish literature -- lecture 44. Great War, great poetry -- lecture 45. Bloomsbury and the Bloomsberries -- lecture 46. 20th-Century English poetry, two traditions -- lecture 47. British fiction from James to Rushdie -- lecture 48. New theatre, new literary worlds.
Performer Lecturer: John Sutherland, University College London; California Institute of Technology.
Summary Examines Britain's grand literary masterpieces including the times and conditions they came from and the diverse issues with which their writers grappled.
System Details DVD.
Subject British literature. -- History and criticism -- Videodiscs.
English literature -- History and criticism -- Videodiscs.
Genre Educational films.
ISBN 9781598034141
1598034146
Music No. 2400 Teaching Company
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