Suggestions for English literature 1400-1600
June 28, 2014 2:48 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in reading English literature between Chaucer and Shakespeare and would like suggestions.
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What are the great works of this time? What's not to be missed? What's an unknown gem? I'm looking to make a personal reading list for what should be a formative time in English but often seems rather skimpy in terms of classics.
I'm open to anything written in the English language between about 1400 and 1600, or the times of Chaucer and Shakespeare. It can be poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction, translations (made during the time in question, not translations of works from this time) or original compositions, so long as it is written in English, and preferably available in the original spelling and grammar.