English literature through the time

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In History
  • 761

    the venerable Bede

    in his monastery at Jarrow, completes his history of the english church and people.
  • 800


    the first great work of germanic literature was created, this Anglo-Saxon epic poem with more than 318 verses
  • 950

    The materials of the eddas

    take shape in Iceland, derives from norway, britain and Burgundy. this kind of poem was recited by troubadours passed orally from generation to generation.
  • 1000


    The exter book appears giving a list of kings and tribes
  • 1375

    the courtly poem

    Sir Gawain and the green knight tells of a mysterious visitors to the round table of king Arthur
  • 1385

    Troilus and Criseyde

    Chaucer completes his long poem about an ancient Troy
  • 1387

    100 cantenbury tales

    Chauscer begins his most know work but only can finish 24 before his death
  • 1469

    Monte d'Arthur

    Thomas Malong compiles an English account of the french tales of king Arthur
  • 1549

    the bible

    the first version of the prayers book is translate from the Latin by William Tyndale
  • 1564

    A great artist has been born

    Both of the most prolific author and exponent of the english literature born in this year. William Shakespare and Cristopher marlowe
  • shakespeare work

    He create his work Tito Andronico
  • shakespeare work

    Romeo and Juliet
  • shakespeare work

    Julio Cesar, et tu brutus
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  • Volpone

    the author Ben Jhonson uses his playwright as a satirical voice to the puritanism of his time
  • shakespeare work

    the last play the tempest is performed
  • the temple

  • Lycidas

    the work of the authos John Milton is published.
  • Paradaise lost

    this work is published by John Milton
  • essay

    John locke published his Essay concerning Human understanding, where he argues that all knowledge comes from the experience of each individual.
  • Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe publishes his work, it can be seen as the first english novel
  • Gulliver's travel

    Jonathan Swift create one of the most well know hero of the english literature Gulliver and his travel to different island each one with a different kind of society.
  • song of innocense

    William Blake publishes a volume of his best poems
  • tyger, tyger burning bright

    William blake in his volume of poems song of innocense and experience includes this iconic poem.
  • Pride and Prejudice

    written by Jane Austin, this novel follow the development of Elizabet Bennet and it is based in the work first imppression of 1797
  • ozymandias

    Percy Bysshe Shellie publishes his best-know poem the sonnet of ozymandia. "My name is ozymandias king of kings" "Look at my work, ye mighty, and despair"
  • A christmas carol

    Charles Dickens create one of the christmas classics of all time produced in several movies and tv shows showing how important is this story for our culture. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in his story of redention and change from a stingy to an generous human.
  • David Copperfield

    Charles Dickens begins the publication of this work in monthly numbers.
  • the origin of the species

    with this work Charles Darwin puts foward the teory of evolution, one of the most important works for the biology.
  • Great expectations

    this work was published by Charles Dickens.
  • Alice's adventure in wonderland

    the writer Charles Dogson create this work in 1865, this tale plays with the logic and perception of the reality. Lewis Carroll publishes in 1872 through the lookin glass, a continuacion of the adventures of Alice.
  • A detective story

    sir Conan Doyle create one of the most well-know character Sherlock Holmes a detective who uses the deduction as his greatest tool to resolve the cases.
  • the picture of dorian Gray

    Oacar wilde publishes his novel the picture of dorian gray
  • Lady Windermere's fan

    this comedy by Oscar wilde is a great sucess.
  • the Jungle book

    we know the story of the little mowgli a kid raised by wolves and his interaction with differente animals like the vengeful tiger shere Khan. this work was published by Rudyard Kipling.
  • time machine

    H. G. Wells publishes his science fiction work about a time traveller in his journey and Oscar wilde comedy The Importance of Bleing earnest is in theaters.
  • Dracula

    Bran Stoker creates one of the horror protagonist of all times Dracula tell the story of a man damned with living forever feeding of the blood of the human.
  • the war of the worlds

    H. G. Wells creates his science-fiction novel about the encounter of two civilisations, this work inspired an infamous radio transmition that creates havoc in the USA.
  • The Ambassador

    created by Henry James and his last novel The Golden Bowl in 1904 also J. M. Barries creates a child that do not want to grow up and live in neverland with pirates, mermaids and indians. Peter Pan or the boy who wouldn't grow up.
  • The railway Children

    created by E. Nesbit
  • H. G. Wells

    he create a series of works like The history of Mr Polly.
  • D. H. Lawrence

    this author creates The while Peacock in 1911. the rainbow in 1915, women in love in 1920.
  • Mrs Dalloway

    Virginia Wolf publishes her novle about the a single day
  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    In A. A. Milnes creates one of the most beloved characters for kids, the story of Christofer Robin and his adventure with the different charactes in the forest of thousand Acres.
  • the waves

    virginia Wolfs publishes hes novel.
  • Tha shape of things to come

    publishes by H. G. Wells.
  • I. Claudio

    the autobiography of the roman emperor created by the ghost-writer Robert Graves, it was also produced as a tv series one of my favorites.
  • Animal Farm

    "all animals are equals, but some animals are more equals tahn others" written by George Orwell, this fable about rise of the animals to power a corruption of the power, a critique to the communist system.
  • 1984

    Also created by George Orwell, in this novel tell the story of a dystopic future where the big brother sees everything and hears everythins if animal farm was a critique to the communism 1984 is a critique of the facism.
  • Agent 007

    created by Ian Fleming, James Bond is the most famous spy of the world in his first novel "casino royale"
  • the lord of the rings

    J.R.R. Tolkien publishes the third and final volume of his epic fantasy. this story tell us the end of the story of Bilbo, Gandalf and other throug the middle earth.
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    Jan 1, 731
    Jan 1, 1066

    old english literature

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    Middle English literature

    After Norman conquest of England, the anglo-saxon literature becomes less common and it is replaced in the court by the French.
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    shakespare timeline

    he is considered the greatest writter of the english literature some of his mors prolific and well know works are
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    Restoration age

    There is an official break in literature under the censorship under Cromwell's puritan regima.
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    Augustan Literature

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    Victorian Literature

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    Modern era