They Wrote in English: A Survey of British and American Literature

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

This series mainly contains papers relating to volume two (the anthology) of Burgess's literary history.

Administrative / Biographical History

Burgess's two volume history of British and American literature was first published in Milan by Tramontana in 1979. Volume 1 is a literary history from the fall of the Roman Empire in Britain to the present day, and volume 2 is an accompanying anthology from the earliest recorded poetry to the most recently published prose.

Related Material

For a home-recording (on audio-cassette) of Burgess reciting poetry and other literature by those including Hopkins, Shakespeare, Milton, Keats, Dickens, and Chaucer, please see the audio collection.