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Comprehensive Notes
for
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MPhil & PhD Entrance Tests, and PSC and UPSC Exams
in English Literature
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1Foreword
This Sample Booklet offers a glimpse into Vallaths TES notes on English Literature that helps students excel in a variety of examinations-- BA & MA, UGC-NET / JRF, SET, SLET, MPhil & PhD Entrance Tests, and PSC and UPSC Examinations. Vallaths TES offers two different sets of notes at present. The first one is priced Rs. 1500/-, consisting of two sets of books, with attractive free offers. These books are detailed and exhaustive, and our attempt has been to maintain high standards in quality. The second set we are introducing now is priced Rs. 800/-, consisting of five books, which is more condensed and compact, yet immensely useful. All our notes have been prepared in the course of our regular classes at Trivandrum; for our Contact Classes at Ernakulam, Kozhikode; and for our Orientation Workshops in different parts of the country.

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UGC-NET Notes Set One
Contents
Surefire Study Tips for UGC-NET exam: Prepared from careful research and years of experience in coaching for the exam.
UGC-NET Guidelines: The structure of UGC-NET; question paper format etc. English Literature: An Introduction: A systematic and exhaustive history of English literature from Old English period to the twentieth century; very useful for reference Literary Theory: An Introduction: Introduction to major literary theories and theoreticians Glossary of Literary & Theoretical Terms: Important literary and theoretical terms explained.

Essay Compendium: Essays on English literary periods, focussing on genres and movements. Revision Medley: Important areas in English literature explained, chosen on the basis of UGC-NET past question papers.

Objective Questions: A brief guide to UGC-NET Paper II, with worked out examples from past question papers
Question Bank: An exhaustive question bank of 330 descriptive-type questions prepared from past question papers.
EXTRACTS FROM UGC-NET Notes Set One
From English Literature: An Introduction (Pages 98-99)
THE ROMANTIC NOVEL: AUSTEN, SCOTT, AND OTHERS
At the turn of the century the Gothic mode, with its alternations between evocation of terror and appeal to sensibility, reached a peak of popularity with novels such as Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and The Italian (1797) and Matthew Gregory Lewis' sensational The Monk (1796). These writers dealt with the supernatural and with human psychology far less adequately than did the poets, however, and appear to modern readers all the more shallow when compared with the great novelist Jane Austen. Her Northanger Abbey (begun in 1797; published posthumously, 1817) satirizes the Gothic novel, among other things, with complex irony; Sense and Sensibility (begun 1797; published 1811) mocks the contemporary cult of sensibility, while also displaying sympathetic understanding of the genuine sensitivities...
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