The Longman Anthology of British Literature is the most comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged book on the market. Approaching literature from a broad cultural perspective, the anthology offers a rich selection of fiction, drama, and poetry by major British authors. The second edition ofThe Longman Anthology of British Literature includes key major additions of important works, an expanded illustration program, and new translation ofBeowulf . Fresh and up-to-date introductions and notes are written by an editorial team whose members are all actively engaged in teaching and in current scholarship, and one hundred illustrations show both artistic and cultural developments from the medieval period through the 18th Century. Perspectives sections shed light on individual periods, but are also positioned to link with surrounding works. Companion readings provide additional context for and special insight into key readings.Damrosch, David is the author of 'Longman Anthology of British Literature The Middle Ages/the Early Modern Period/the Restoration and the 18th Century', published 2002 under ISBN 9780321093882 and ISBN 0321093887.