english literature timeline

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In History
  • 731

    THE VENERABLE BEDE AND CONTRIBUTIONS

    The venerable Bede (beda) write and finished the history of the Engish church, he was an expert in history and religion. Beda has the Title " the father of the English History"
  • 950

    INFLUENCE OF THE EDDAS

    The material of the Eddas, first to influence in Iceland, was influence from Norway, Britain and Burgundy (Borgoña - Francia)
  • 1367

    WILL, THE NARRATOR

    His name could be form Langland, begins the epic poem of PIERS PLOWMAN
  • 1375

    POEM SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

    This famous poem talk about a misterious visitor to the round table of king Arthur
  • 1469

    THOMAS MALORY

    He was jailed in England, in this moment Malory compiles MORTE D´ ARTHUR, an English account of the French tales of king Arthur
  • 1510

    WILLIAM TYNDALE

    Tyndale wanted tranlate the Bible to english, for this reason studies in the university at Wittenberg
  • 1567

    TRANSLATE OF THE WORD OF GOD

    On 1567 the book of common prayer an the new Testament are published in eglish, in the city of Welsh. later in 1588 is published the Bible complete.
  • THE BIBLE

    The Bible is published in english completely
  • EDMUND SPENCER

    Celebrates the protestant Elizabeth I, as the FAERIE QUENEE
  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

    The central charactaer in Hamlet expresses both the ideals of the Renaissance and desillusion of a less confident age
  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

    The sonnets he wrote 10 years ago are published finally.
  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND JOHN SMITH

    While john published A DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND product of his exploration in 1614, William Shakespeare died in New Place.
  • SHAKSPEARE PLAYS

    Jhon Heminge and Henry Condell publish 36 plays of Shakespeare in the First Folio.
  • ANNE BRADSRTEET

    The poems of this author are published in London with the title THE TENTH MUSE LATELY SPRUNG UP AMERICA.
  • JOHN LOCKE

    Was published his essay CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING, arguing that all the knowledge is based in the experience
  • AGE OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

    This era start to grow with the flowering of Augustus Caesar
  • DANIEL DEFOE

    ROBINSON CRUSOE, the novel of Daniel Defoe, has detailed realism, for this reason is considered like the first english novel
  • JONATHAN SWIFT

    Start his series with travels with a little satiric mode in the Gulliver´s travels
  • SAMUEL RICHARDSON

    Begins the correspondence that grows into the longest novel in the english language
  • THOMAS GREY

    Publishes his ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH YARD
  • ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA

    A group of gentleman in the city of Scotland start to publicate the most immensely succesfull information´s book named Enciclopaedia Britannica
  • EDWARD GIBBON

    A english historian named Edward Gibbon publishes the first volume of THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
  • LEWIS CARROL

    Publishes his second story of Alice´s adventures, TRHOUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.
  • THOMAS PAINE

    This man publishes the first part of the RIGHTS OF MAN, that like consecuence of Burke´s reflections about the revolution in France
  • WORDSWORTH AND COLERIDGE

    2 english poets, both published the LIRICAL BALLADS, a famous work in the Romantic movement
  • WILLIAM BLAKE

    Write his book MILTON where he put a poem named JERUSALEM.
  • JANE AUSTEN

    Was published her second novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. it was based in the work FIRST IMPRESSIONS to 1797
  • PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

    He published his best - known poem, OZYMANDIAS
  • CHARLES DICKENS

    With 12 years old, start to work on a boot-blacking factory
  • CHARLES DICKENS

    With 24 years old start to publish monthly his first work of fiction, PICKWICK PAPERS, later in 1837 is published in a book. and then, on 1838 is published also on a book his work OLIVER TWIST.
  • FRIEDRICH ENGELS

    After to see the difficult conditions of the workers in a textile factory, start and publish THE CONDITTION OF THE WORKING CLASS IN ENGLAND.
  • CHARLES DICKENS

    Start to publish monthly his favorite work, DAVID COPPERFIELD
  • CHARLES DARWIN

    After 20 years of investigation, present the theory of evolution in the ORIGIN OF SPECIES.
  • CHARLES DICKENS

    Publishes his novel about the French revolution, A TALE OF TWO CITIES.
  • CHARLES DICKENS

    Begins serial publication of his novel GREAT EXPECTATIONS, later in 1861, was published in a book.
  • HENRY WOOD

    He publishes his work EAST LYNNE, this novel come to be the basic and popular work for all the Victorian melodramas
  • SAMUEL CLEMENS (MARK TWAIN)

    Mark Twain was th pseudinym of Samuel Clemens, that was to publishfor the first time an article of the VIRGINIA CITY´S TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE
  • MATHEW ARNOLD

    Publishes his work CULTURE AND ANARCHY, comes to be a very popular and influential essay in the cotemporary society
  • PRAGMATISM

    Pragmatisim emerges like a philosofical approach in the meetings of the metaphisical club in CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts.
  • MARK TWAIN

    Publishes the story THE AVENTURES OF TOM SAWER, it´s about a child tom and his friends in a samll city on the Mississippi.
  • LEW WALLACE

    Publishes the historical novel: BEN-HUR A TALE OF THE CHRIST.
  • MARK TWAIN

    Publishes the next story after the adventures of Tom Sawer, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, a tom sawer´s friend.
  • OXFORD

    The Oxfod university publishes the A volume of the NEW ENGLISH DICTIONARY, the dictionary take 37 years to finish all the content until Z
  • ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

    Introduces a dual personality in his novel THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.
  • OSCAR WILDE

    Publishes the famous novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, where the picture of the youthful hero started to chanche to be an old and ugly face.
  • WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

    Who founds THE NATIONAL LITERARY SOCIETY in Dublin, the first president was douglas hyde.
  • RUDYARD KIPLING

    Author of THE JUNGLE BOOK, it´s about a child named Mowgli who start to have adventures with a vivid animals guardians in the jungle.
  • BRAM STOKER

    An english author who publishes his first popular novel, DRACULA, his gothic tale of vampirism in Transylvania.
  • FRANK BAUM

    Introduces new characters on his work, for example children to Oz, in his book THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
  • BEATRIX POTTER

    Publishes THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT
  • WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDRT DU BOIS

    Publishes PRINCIPIA ETHICA, an attempt to apply logic to the ethics
  • THOMAS DIXON

    Present the popular novel THE CLANSMAN, in this novel is presented the KU KUX KLAN like heroic people.
  • EDNA ST VINCENT MILLAYS

    A university student who published a little poem, who come to be a great published collection, the title is RENASCENSE
  • EDGAR BURROUGHS

    The author of TARZAN, on this date was the first appereance of this novel TARZAN OF THE APES.
  • VIRGINIA WOOLF

    Was an english writer who publishes his first novel THE VOYAGE OUT.
  • DAVID HERBERT LAURENCE

    He moves to Sydney, and write the bulk of his novel KANGAROO
  • SCOOT FITZGERALD

    Publishes the famous novel THE GREAT GATSBY talk about a contemporary world where is hold by the crime with no laws.
  • THOMAS EDWARD LAWRENCE

    Make their first appereance POOH, PIGLET, EEYORE on WINNIE THE POOH.
  • EDMUND WILSON

    Who publishes the AXELS´S CASTLE, is a collection od essays about writers in the symbolist tradition
  • CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (C.S. LEWIS)

    He was a British author, publishes a moral parable (story) about the problems confronting a trainee devil, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS.
  • THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT

    Play MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL, this work has the first performance in the Canterbury cathedral.
  • ALFRED JULES AYER

    When he was 26 years old, produces a classic exposition of logical Positivism in his work LANGUAGE, TRUTH AND LOGIC.
  • EDMUND WILSON

    Disccuses the development of the socialism and the revolution culminating in Lenin and Trotsky, on his work TO THE FINLAND STATION
  • EVELYN WAUGH

    Publishes BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, a novel about a rich Catholic family in England between the wars
  • GWENDOLYN BROOKS

    Write a type of poem, ANNIE ALLEN, wich describes in narrative verse the life of a black girl in contemporary USA.
  • CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (C.S. LEWIS)

    Gives the first glimpse of NARNIA, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE.
  • HANNAH ARENDT

    A US philosopher who was born in German links Hitler's and Stalin's regimes in THE ORIGINS OF TOTALITARIANISM
  • IAN FLEMING

    His first novel JAMES BOND, AGENT 007. CASINO ROYALE.
  • WISTON CHURCHILL

    Was a politician who completes his six volume history THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
  • JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN

    A british philologist who publishes the third and final volume of his world famous fantasy work THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
  • JOHN KENETH GALBRAITH

    A US economist who criticizes the wasteful modern consumerisim, on is work THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY
  • CHARLES BUKOUSKI

    A us poet, published th first of his big collections of poems FLOWER, FIRST AND BESTIAL WAIL.
  • JANE JACOBS

    A political activist, who publishes an influential polemic THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GRAT AMERICAN CITIES.
  • DORIS LESSING

    A british author who publishes an influential Feminist novel, THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK
  • ROALD DAHL

    Publishes a fantasy treat for a starving child, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
  • MALCOLM X

    The life of Malcolm is published after his assassination, based on the interviews given to Alex Haley
  • CARYL CHURCHILL

    An english dramatist, produces her first play, OWNERS, in London
  • STHEPHEN KING

    An US author who publishes CARRIE, the first of his famous and epics horror novel´s collections
  • PATRICK WHITE

    The first Australian to win the Novel prize of Literature
  • PETER SHAFFER

    AMADEUS, the play about MOZART, has its premiere in London
  • ROBERT PINSKY

    Publishes an acclaimed verse translation, THE INFERNO OF DANTE
  • TOM WOLFE

    an US author who gives a point of view very gothic about new york in his novel THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES.
  • MICHAEL ONDAATJE

    A canadian poet and novelist who publishes THE ENGLISH PATIENT.
  • PHILLIP LEVINE

    An US poet who wins a Pulitzer prize with his volume of poems SIMPLE TRUTH
  • JOHANNE ROWLING (J.K. ROWLING)

    A schoolboy wizard performs his first tricks in HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER´S STONE .
  • PHILLIP PULLMAN

    It´s published THE AMBER SPYGLASS the final work of the trilogy, HIS DARK MATERIALS.
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    Begin the history (VIII - XIV)

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    Century XIV - XV

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    GEOFFREY CHAUCER

    One of the four yeoman of the Edwards III´s chamber, this person write some famous poems like TROILUS AND CRISEIDE, and begin the 100 CANTERBURY TALES, but only made 24, he died in 1400.
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    Century XV - XVI

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