British Literature

  • Period: 449 to Jan 1, 1485

    Old English - Medieval Periods

  • Apr 18, 750

    Beowulf by unknown c. 750

    Beowulf by unknown c. 750
    An Epic poem showing the classic Anglo-Saxon battle for fame and fortune.
  • Apr 23, 975

    The Seafarer by unknown

    c. A mans story about life at sea and the mortality of human beings.
  • Apr 23, 1000

    The Wife's Lament by unknown written before 1000

  • Apr 18, 1386

    The Canterbury Tales by Geffory Chaucer

    A series of stories told by a group of people pilgraming to Canterbury
  • Period: Jan 1, 1485 to

    English Renaissance Period

  • The Passionate Shepard to His Love by Christopher Marlowe

    A proposal to the shepards love promising her the world
  • The Nymph's Reply to the Shepard by Sir Waltaer Raleigh

    The Nymph's refusal of the Shepard in Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepards Proposal to his Love.
  • William Shakespeare wrote the Tragedy of Macbeth

    William Shakespeare wrote the Tragedy of Macbeth
    A play about the evil nature in man knowing the future.
  • Period: to

    Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

  • Paradise Lost by John Miltion

    The battle between good and evil.
  • A Modest Proposal by Johnathan Swift

    A satyre to provoke the English on their treatment of the Irish people,
  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Grey

    Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Grey
    A poem about a person walking through an old graveyard and thinking about the people buried there.
  • To A Mouse by Robert Burns

    A poem that showed Robert Burns remorse for ruining a mouses home.
  • Period: to

    Romantic Period

  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge
    A story about luck and the power of God.
  • Period: to

    Victorian Period

  • The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    A story about a girl that was cursed to never see the outside world, and her despiration to leave her prison.
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    The life at a boarding school in the 1800s. Showcasing the cruelty that could occure.
  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens

    Hard Times by Charles Dickens
    Satyre that says that imagionation is a bad thing and you should only do the nessasary things and what you are told.
  • Period: to

    Modern and Post Modern

  • To An Athlete Dying Young by A. E. Houseman

    An elegy praising a young athlete who died before his time
  • D. H. Lawrence published The Rocking-Horse Winner

    D. H. Lawrence published The Rocking-Horse Winner
    A short story that showcases the greed in man.