By John Sutherland
This "little history” takes on a really massive topic: the fantastic span of literature from Greek fable to photograph novels, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. John Sutherland is ideally suited to the duty. He has researched, taught, and written on nearly each zone of literature, and his infectious ardour for books and studying has outlined his personal existence. Now he courses younger readers and the grown-ups of their lives on an enjoyable trip "through the wardrobe” to a better information of the way literature from internationally can shipping us and aid us to make experience of what it skill to be human.
Sutherland introduces nice classics in his personal impossible to resist manner, enlivening his choices with humor in addition to studying: Beowulf, Shakespeare, Don Quixote, the Romantics, Dickens, Moby Dick, The Waste Land, Woolf, 1984, and dozens of others. He provides to those a less-expected, own choice of authors and works, together with literature often thought of good under "serious attention"—from the impolite jests of Anglo-Saxon runes to The Da Vinci Code. With masterful digressions into a variety of themes—censorship, narrative tips, self-publishing, flavor, creativity, and madness—Sutherland demonstrates the entire intensity and intrigue of studying. For more youthful readers, he bargains a formal creation to literature, promising to curiosity up to educate. For more matured readers, he provides simply a similar.
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It was reprinted in February 1644, again without being authorized or registered, though it was signed. At this time the Royalists suffered a defeat, causing the Westminster Assembly (an advisory body to Parliament about reformation of the church, dominated by Presbyterians) to condemn tracts favoring toleration. A sermon on this subject, preached before Parliament, spoke against illegal books and identiﬁed Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce as immoral. Further, booksellers, united in a corporation, complained about illegal books to the House of Commons, denouncing Milton among others.
A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland