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Palgrave Histories of Literature

The History of the Epic

Authors: Johns-Putra, A.

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This book presents a history of the epic from the classical age to the present day. It deals not just with the well-know epics of antiquity and the Renaissance, but also pursues developments in more recent literature and film. It offers an exploration of the changes that have taken place in the genre from Homer to Hollywood.

About the authors

ADELINE JOHNS-PUTRA is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of Heroes and Housewives: Women's Epic Poetry and Domestic Ideology in the Romantic Age (2001), and has also published articles on gender and genre in the Romantic age.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: What is the Epic?

    Johns-Putra, Adeline

    Pages 1-11

  • The Classical Age: Beginnings

    Johns-Putra, Adeline

    Pages 12-48

  • The Middle Ages and Renaissance: Epic in the Christian Era

    Johns-Putra, Adeline

    Pages 49-83

  • The Eighteenth Century: Epic in the Modern World

    Johns-Putra, Adeline

    Pages 84-113

  • The Nineteenth Century: Epic and the Self

    Johns-Putra, Adeline

    Pages 114-154

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $130.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4039-1212-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History of the Epic
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Histories of Literature
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59572-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230595729
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1212-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 259
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