UCL English


Narrative Texts

This course aims to make sure that all students, whatever options they may later choose, have studied certain major works, and have so gained a preliminary idea of English literary history and its main movements from the early modern period to the present. In addition, the course introduces the study of narrative in the poetry and fiction of this period, and gives students experience of studying complete and complex works in a relatively short time. Works are studied in chronological order.

Current Narrative Texts include Paradise Lost, The Rape of the Lock, Tristram Shandy, The Prelude, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Mill on the Floss, The Waste Land, and Beloved.