History of English Literature, Vol.2, Part 2 (From The Fourteenth Century To The Death Of Surrey) by Bernhard Ten Brink, translated from the German by L. Dora Schmitz
The first volume of Bernhard Ten Brink's work reviewed the history of English literature from the ancient hynmic poetry down to "Piers Plowman's Vision." The first part of the second is devoted to Wycliffe and Chaucer, the influence of the Italian Renaissance, and the earliest English drama.
Many topics receive from Ten Brink extremely conscientious consideration. His work is thorough, but its merit is principally in the intensity of the art with which it has retraced the influence of the Renaissance in English literature.