is a new and innovative series of books designed to make the great works of English literature accessible and understandable for every college student and reader of the English classics. The books are especially designed for Asian students and serve as companion volumes to The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Each lecture examines a work of literature in depth with a careful analysis of structure and literary style. Just as important to students, the material is presented in clear, easy-to-understand prose suitable for different levels and classes. Volume One contains 14 lectures on The Middle Ages, with special attention given to Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales.
Volume 2: The Renaissance
Volume 3: The Restoration and 18th Century
earned his Ph.D. in English literature from Purdue University. He has taught English literature at several universities in both the United States and Taiwan and is also the author of Middle English Historiography (1993).