"A Companion to British Literature "is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past thirteen centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject.Provides the most inclusive and far-reaching overview of British literature from 700-2000, across four volumes and over 100 chaptersDiscusses the historical, social, political, domestic, linguistic, institutional and material contexts in which British literature has been producedWritten by an internationally diverse range of expert contributors including both distinguished academics and up-and-coming young starsJoins readings across geographical, cultural, institutional, economic and mediological contextsDemonstrates to students and teachers alike a wide range of possible approaches to the study of British literatureA general index and a thematic table of contents enable readers to navigate the development of British Literature