English literature

  • Period: 439 to 1066

    The Old English Period

    This period is characterized for the oral literature. The work "Beowulf" and authors like Coedmon and Cynewulf are featured.
  • Period: 1066 to 1500

    Period the Middle English

    This period is home of the likes of Chaucer, Thomas Malory, and Robert Henryson, Notable works include "Piers Plowman" and "Sir gawin" and "The green knight". The mean topics in this period were nature and religion, although from about 1350 the secular literature becomes notorious.
  • Period: 1500 to

    The Renaissanse Period

    This period has four phases: Elizabethan Age (1558–1603), the Jacobean Age (1603–1625), the Caroline Age (1625–1649), and the Commonwealth Period (1649–1660). The English drama, the traslation of the Bible, and the political writings are esencial topics of the epoch.
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    The Neoclassical Period

    The Neoclassical period is also subdivided in phases: The Restoration (1660–1700), The Augustan Age (1700–1745), and The Age of Sensibility (1745–1785). Comedies, the challenging stereotypically female roles and the the Enlightenment are esencial topics of the epoch.
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    The Romantic Period

    This period includes works like Wordsworth, Coleridge, William Blake, Lord Byron, John Keats, Charles Lamb, Mary Wollstonecraft, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Thomas De Quincey, Jane Austen, and Mary Shelley. Pre-industrial themes such as nature, Greco-Latin and medieval myths are esencial topics of the epoch.
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    The Victorian Period

    This period is divided in two phases: Pre-Raphaelites (1848–1860) and Aestheticism and Decadence (1880–1901). Poets of this time include Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold, among others, and the prose fiction with authors like Charles Dickens, Charlotte and Emily Bronte was featured.
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    The Edwardian Period

    This Period includes classic novelists such as Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, and Henry James and notable poets such as Alfred Noyes and William Butler Yeats; and dramatists such as James Barrie, George Bernard Shaw, and John Galsworthy.
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    The Georgian Period

    In this Period, Edward Marsh was featured. The themes and subject matter tended to be rural or pastoral in nature. The authors for this epoch include Ralph Hodgson, John Masefield, W.H. Davies, and Rupert Brooke.
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    The Modern Period

    In this Period, the novelists like James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, Dorothy Richardson, Graham Greene, E.M. Forster, and others, were featured. Here appears literary criticism and the subject, the style and the way of writing begin to be experienced.
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    The Postmodern Period

    Some notable writers of this period include Samuel Beckett, Joseph Heller, Anthony Burgess, John Fowles, Penelope M. Lively, and Iain Banks. Many postmodern authors wrote during the modern period as well. Poststructuralist literary theory and criticism developed during this time.
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    The Contenmporary Period

    In this period is featured the Suzanne Collins' trilogy by Mockingjay and a serie of crimen fiction novels by Rowling,