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British literaty period

  • Literary periods

    Literary periods
  • Anglo-Saxon Period (450–1066)

    Anglo-Saxon Period (450–1066)
    It comes from the Tribus the Angles and the Saxons representing part of the oral literature where most of them from medical, natural, and legal prose translation. One of the most representatives poets was Caedmon and Cynewulf.
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    Middle English 1066–1500

    Recognize modern English based on religion and nature writings. the secular literature is ascending and the most popular writers were Chaucer, Thomas Malory, and Robert Henryson.
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    The Renaissance (1500–1660)

    This period has four parts, the first one is Elizabeth's age where one of the most recognized writers was William Shakespeare. The second one was the Jacobean´s age where appears the translation of the bible. The Caroline Age with famous writers like Milton, Burton, and Herbert. Finally with Commonwealth Period, during the civil war.
  • The Neoclassical Period (1600–1785)

    The Neoclassical Period (1600–1785)
    it is subdivided into three ages; the restoration which is the age where is known as the puritanical age, satire, and comedy became famous. During the time of Alexander Pope was another section where Lady Wortley was famous for changing female roles and the age of Johnson was recognized as the age of sensibility.
  • The Romantic Period (1785–1832)

    The Romantic Period (1785–1832)
    The romantic period starts with the french revolution, where some writers found inspiration from the moment situation and they faced lot of social change.
  • The Victorian Period (1832–1901)

    The Victorian Period (1832–1901)
    Queen Victoria period and that time were recognized by the economic, religious, and great social issues. that period was divided into early (1832–1848),“Mid” (1848–1870), and “Late” (1870–1901) .
  • The Edwardian Period (1901–1914)

    The Edwardian Period (1901–1914)
    It was a short period based on King Edward VII which includes Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Rudyard Kipling, H.G. "Poets like Alfred Noyes and William Butler Yeats; and dramatists such as James Barrie, George Bernard Shaw, and John Galsworthy."
  • The Georgian Period (1910–1936)

    The Georgian Period (1910–1936)
    Based on the reign of George V where the most important poets were Ralph Hodgson, John Masefield, W.H. Davies, and Rupert Brooke.
  • The Modern Period (1914–?)

    The Modern Period (1914–?)
    it is based on the changes in the verse, the narrative, and the drama. Some of the most popular novelists" James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, Dorothy Richardson, Graham Greene, E.M. Forster, and Doris Lessing; the poets W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, Wilfred Owens, Dylan Thomas, and Robert Graves; and the dramatist's Tom Stoppard, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Frank McGuinness, Harold Pinter, and Caryl Churchill."
  • The Postmodern Period (1945–?)

    The Postmodern Period (1945–?)
    that period was famous by the Poststructuralist literary and criticism Some notable writers of the period include Samuel Beckett, Joseph Heller, Anthony Burgess, John Fowles, Penelope M. Lively, and Iain Banks.