English Literature: A Survey for Students

Scope and Content

The book was originally written in 1957, while Burgess was teaching in Kota Bharu in Malaysia and published under his real name, John Wilson. According to Burgess in his Foreword to the 1957 text, he is addressing himself principally to students of 16 years old and above, who are seeking a basic introduction to English literary history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present day.

In 1974, a revised edition of the book was published under the pseudonym, Anthony Burgess.

This series contains a partially incomplete copy of corrected galley proofs for the book.