History of English literature

  • 450

    Old english

    Old english
    Beowoulf is one of the most important works of that age. It is an epic poem which throws light on a young warrior in Geatland who fought for his people.
    People communicated the poems and literary works orally during the period
    under consideration. Writing was not given much importance.
  • 1100

    Middle Ages english lierature

    Middle Ages english lierature
    The most respected and famed writer of the middle age was Geoffrey Chaucer.
    His greatest works of him are mostly narratives like The Canterbury Tales, the house of fame etc. Miracle and morality are the ones which are widely discussed upon.
  • 1500

    renaisansse english literature

    renaisansse english literature
    This age is one of the most important in the History of English Literature. Renaissance implies the rebirth of culture and learning, the famous writers to come are William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson also came up with a genre called, 'Tragi-Comedy' which implies the merging through two: tragedy and comedy.
  • 1558

    Elizabethan Era

    Elizabethan Era
    This era was the period of new ideas and new thinking.This period is generally regarded as the greatest in the history of English literature. The age saw a great flourishment in literature. The poetries and dramas were prospered.Three most important and remarkable writers of that period are William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Ben Jonson.Even though this age produced a lot of prose works, essentially it was an age of poetry.
  • Puritan english literature

    Puritan english literature
    the greatest literary figures of that
    time were Puritans. One remarkable figure was John Milton. Some of his popular works are: Paradise Regained, On Shakespeare, Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, Milton became most famous for the poem, Paradise Lost.
  • Restoration age

    Restoration age
    This era is also known as the era of enlightenment. Most importantly, the theater closed down by the Puritans was restored. John Dryden, greatest of all the poets of this age, established heroic couplet in
    English Poetry, he has developed a new prose style that was suited to the practical needs of the age.
  • 18h century

    18h century
    The age of Sensibility is also
    known as the age of Johnson. Two most famous writers of this period are Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Oliver Goldsmith. Sheridan was a love poet. Most of the literary works of this age talk about human feelings, classicism and Romantic revival.
  • Romanticism english literature

    Romanticism english literature
    Romantic writers believed that people regardless of wealth or social class must be able to appreciate art and literature. Some of the most famous poets of the period are - John Keats, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Thomas Gray etc. The works were basically on the depiction of nature.
  • The Victorian english literature

    The Victorian english literature
    The Victorian England saw a great expansion of prosperity, prestige, and culture. Some of the trending topics of that time are the democracy, feminism, unionization of workers, Marxism, socialism etc. Though poetry and prose were unquestionably brilliant, it was the novel that conclusively proved to be the Victorians special literary success. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, and David Copperfield are some of the most prominent authors.
  • Modern literature

    Modern literature
    Literature from various parts of the world. Women at the time were suppressed in the literary sense, They dont allowed to write freely.
  • Postmodern english literature

    Postmodern english literature
    Basically the history of English Literature of 5 geo-locations are being studied. They are African, Australian, Canadian, Caribbean and Indian Literature.
  • conemporary english literature

    conemporary english literature