Chronological Overview

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In History
  • Period: 975 BCE to 1025 BCE

    Unknown Author

    Beowulf
  • 731 BCE

    The Venerable Bede

    The Venerable Bede
    Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
    Revelation to John.
    De temporibus.
  • Period: 450 BCE to 1066

    THE OLD ENGLISH PERIOD

    The period started from the coming of Germanic invaders and settlers to Britain.The literature was about the rol of women, dragons, treasures and poems were rhythmic.
  • 959

    Snorri Sturluson

    Snorri Sturluson
    The Prose Eddas.- The Heimskringla.
  • Period: 1066 to 1500

    THE MIDDLE ENGLISH PERIOD

    The period of the transition in English language and its literature was religious
  • 1367

    William Langland

    William Langland
    Piers Plowman
  • 1387

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    Geoffrey Chaucer
    The canterbury Tales.
    Troilus and Criseyde.
    The Parlement of foules.
  • 1469

    Thomas Malory

    Thomas Malory
    Mort d'Arthur.
    The Colophon.
  • Period: 1500 to

    THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD

    The period of transition from the middle ages to modernity also known as "the break from the past". The literature was about "man is the measure of all things", it means take the cognitive level of the human mind to new heights.
  • 1510

    Erasmus of Rotterdam

    Erasmus of Rotterdam
    The crowning glory of the christian humanists.
    Praise of folly.
    The complaint of peace.
  • Edmund Spenser

    Edmund Spenser
    The Faerie Queene.
    Rhyme and reason.
    The shepheardes Calender
  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare
    Hamlet.
    Two gentlemen of verona.
    The sonnets.
  • Period: to

    THE NEOCLASSICAL PERIOD

    The period of conscious self-awareness, the literature was rationalism.
  • John Milton

    John Milton
    Paradise Lost.
    Lycidas.
    Samson Agonistes.
  • Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift
    Gulliver's Travels.
    A tale of a tub.
    A modest proposal
  • Samuel Johnson

    Samuel Johnson
    Dictionary of the English Language.
    The false alarm.
    The patriot.
  • Period: to

    THE ROMANTIC PERIOD

    The period where the emotions and individualism took control or as we know as Gothic Era, it saw the emergence of the professional literary critic and it tried to focus on visual spectacle.
    the literature was about human psychology, isolation and loneliness.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft

    Mary Wollstonecraft
    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
    Maria; or, The Wrongs of Woman.
    Letter written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
  • Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe
    To Hellen
    The Raven
    Annabel Lee
  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen
    Pride and prejudice.
    Emma
    Sense and Sensibility
  • William Blake

    William Blake
    The ancient days
    Newton
    The lovers whirlwind
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    The last leaf.
    Contentment
    The living temple
  • Charless Dickens

    Charless Dickens
    A christmas Carol.
    Bleak house.
    Little Dorrit
  • Period: to

    THE VICTORIAN PERIOD

    The period of political reforms and social changes and its literature was about strong sense of morality.
  • Bram Stoker

    Bram Stoker
    The Mystery of the sea
    The Jewel of seven stars
    The quality of Dracula
  • H.G Wells

    H.G Wells
    The time machine.
    The war of the worlds.
    The invisible man
  • Frank Baum

    Frank Baum
    The wonderful wizard of Oz.
    American Fairy Tales.
    The life and adventures of Santa Claus
  • Beatrix Potter

    Beatrix Potter
    The tale of Peter Rabbit.
    The tailor of gloucester.
    The story of a fierce bad rabbit
  • Period: to

    THE EDWARDIAN PERIOD

    The period of the reign of king Edward VII, the literature was about fiction.
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    Anne of Green Gables.
    Part of silver bush.
    The blue castle
  • H.G Wells

    H.G Wells
    The history of Mr polly.
    The sleeper awakes.
    The shape of things to come
  • Period: to

    THE GEORGIAN PERIOD

    The period of the reign of George V, the literature was about nature, familiar objects and common experience.
  • Rupert Chawner Brooke

    Rupert Chawner Brooke
    The soldier.
    The great lover.
    The dead
  • Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf
    Mrs Dalloway.
    To the lighthouse.
    A room of one's own
  • Frank Harris

    Frank Harris
    My life and loves.
    Contemporary portraits.
    The bomb
  • Margaret Mitchell

    Margaret Mitchell
    Gone with the win.
    The big four.
    Lost Laysen
  • Period: to

    THE MODERN PERIOD

    This period is known as a "self- conscious break" and the authors used "stream of consciousness" style in their poems and writings.
  • Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway
    For whom the bell tolls.
    The old man and the sea.
    The sun also rises
  • George Orwell

    George Orwell
    Animal farm.
    Nineteen eighty-four.
    Politics and the English language (essay)
  • C.S Lewis

    C.S Lewis
    The lion, The witch and The wardrobe.
    A grief observed.
    The Screwtape lettres
  • Period: to

    THE POSTMODERN PERIOD

    The period where everyone was focus on the rol of ideology in economic power and its literature was based on metafiction, unreliable narration, self-reflexivity and intertextuality.
  • Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou
    I know why the caged bird sings.
    The heart of a woman.
    On the pulse of morning
  • Period: to

    THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD

    This period is known as late modern period and its literature is about emotions, feelings, societies, injustice and discrimination.
  • Suzanne Collins

    Suzanne Collins
    The Hunger Games.
    When Charlie McBotton lost power.
    The underland Chronicles
  • Period: to

    J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter.
    Cormoran Strike.
    The casual Vacancy