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Great Authors of the British Isles

Running Time:
3 Hours & 52 Minutes

Grade Level:
7 - Adult

Closed Captions

AVP Release Date:
March 2013

Centre Communications/Ambrose Video Publishing

DVD - $0.00

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.

Shot in HD. This series is Closed Captioned. Extras include Instructor's Guide, Reading List and Timeline.

UPC: 739815 00526 8


Programs in This Series
  • 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

Clip Length: 1 minute 46 seconds