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  • 800

    Beowulf

    Beowulf
    The poem Beoweful if the first work of early Germanic Literature. It tells fantastic fights, has old English language.
  • 1343

    Chauser

    Chauser
    Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London England. He was the founder of English poetry, the first great poet who wrote in English Literature.
  • 1367

    Piers Plowman

    Piers Plowman
    William Langland begins this poem, it is one of a group of characters searching for Christian truth in the complex setting of a dream.
  • 1387

    The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales
    Chaucer begins an ambitious scheme for 100 Canterbury Tales,The Canterbury Tales shows a picture of the 14th century England. Chaucer used the tales and descriptions of its characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society especially of the church.
  • 1510

    Thomas More

    Thomas More
    Take the northern Renaissance in the direction of Christian humanism
  • 1516

    Utopia

    Utopia
    Thomas More presents his best piece, related to social problems of t humanity.
  • 1564

    Shakspeare

    Shakspeare
    William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
  • Drama

    Drama
    The highest glory of the English Renaissance with Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Jhonson. Cristopher Marlowe presents his first play Tamburlaine the great.
  • The Faerie Queene

    The Faerie Queene
    Edmund Spencer celebrates this poem as an allegory in praise of Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Hamlet

    Hamlet
    William Shakespeare presents his great tragedy HAMLET this presents ideas of the renaissance and the disillusion of a less confident age.
  • Shakspeare Sonnets

    Shakespeare's sonnets, written ten years previously, are published
  • Metaphysical poets

    Metaphysical poets
    John Done and Andrew Marwell are examples of these poets they broked away from the convention, simple diction, common speech words cadences, Several other poets of the period write within a roughly similar idiom, which can be said to share Metaphysical characteristics.
  • Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost
    A revolutionary poet called John Milton, Milton is in real danger in the early months of the restored monarchy.
    Paradise lost uses the first three chapters of Genesis as the springboard on which Milton builds mighty edifices describing the fall of Satan and his rebel angels, the struggle between them and the archangels, the promise of redemption through Christ, the innocence and temptation of Adam and Eve, and their expulsion from paradise.
  • The Pilgrim's Progress

    The Pilgrim's Progress
    The Pilgrim's Progress is a religious allegory written by Jhon Buyan, the spiritual pilgrimage of Christian, the first part was published in 1678 and the second part was published in 1684.
  • Alexander Pope

    Alexander Pope
    The most important representative of classical poetry, Rape of the Lock introduces a delicate vein of mock-heroic in English poetry
  • Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe
    Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, with its detailed realism, can be seen as the first English novel, Defoe's interest mainly in the theme of man's creation of society from primitive conditions
  • Thomas Gray

    Thomas Gray
    This author represents the sentimentalist and age of sensibility of this period his, sentimentalist turned to sentiment to the human heart. His work Elegy Written in a country churchyard.
  • The Songs of Inoncence

    The Songs of Inoncence
    William Blake's volume Songs of Innocence and Experience includes his poem 'Tyger! Tyger! burning bright',
  • wordsworth and coleridge

    wordsworth and coleridge
  • Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    It is a work of the novelist Jane Austen where love and marriage as the major themes of her novels.
  • Byron

    Byron begins publication in parts of his longest poem, Don Juan an epic satirical comment on contemporary life
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens
    The first novel of Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, begins monthly publication.
  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre
    It is the first novel of the Bronte sisters. this novel represents the struggle for basic rights and equality.
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens
    Begins the publication in monthly numbers of David Copperfield, his own favorite among his novels and it is probably autobiographical.
  • Aestheticism

    Aestheticism
    It was a movement based in theory of art for art's sake. personified by Oscar Wilde and Whistler.
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    Robert Louis Stevenson introduces his novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a novel of a dual personality.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Oscar Wilde presents his novel the picture of Dorian Gray. The picture became ugly showing the real life of the young, Dorian Gray.
  • Joseph Conrad

    Joseph Conrad
    Novelist began to turn their attention to urgent social problems. Joseph Conrad and his novel Nostromo, about a revolution in South America and a fatal horde of silver
  • The Man of Property

    The Man of Property
    Is the first part of Forsyte's saga. a novel relating the events of a British middle-high class.
  • David.H. Lawrence

    David.H. Lawrence
    In his work Women in love traced the psychological activities.
  • Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf publishes her novel the waves, this novel presents a Stream of Consciousness.
  • Thomas Stearns Eliot

    Thomas Stearns Eliot
    The poems of Eliot, the rise of modern poetry in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill
    Politician and Author Winston Churchill complete his six-Volume history The Second World War.
  • The lord of the rings

    The lord of the rings
    British philologist J.R.R. Tolkien publishes the third and final volume of his epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings.
  • Martin Amis

    Martin Amis, son of Kingsley Amis, publishes his first novel, The Rachel Papers, Martin Amis is considered one of the best creative writers of his generation.
  • Salman Rushdie

    Salman Rushdie
    Rushride presents Midnight's Children, uses the moment of India's independence to launch an adventure in magic realism his novels have critics to politic ideologies.
  • Contemporary

    In this period global warming and international conflicts received attention, although some authors look back.
  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell
    English author whose novels are noted for their lyrical prose style and complex structures, his work Cloud Atlas. Mitchell explores and critiques the seeming progress of the post-industrial age
  • Period:
    450
    to
    1066

    Old English Period-Anglo-Saxon Period

    The Anglo-Saxons were a cultural group who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century. They comprise people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe,
  • Period:
    1066
    to
    1500

    Middle Englih Period

    The mark of the establishment of feudalism. this period started with the norman conquest. there are two ages, from 1066 to 1340 called Anglo norman period and the age of 1340 to 1400 is called the age of Chaucer, he is considered the greatest English poet of the Middle age.
  • Period:
    1066
    to
    1340

    Anglo-Norman period

    The literature of this period was written mainly in Anglo-Norman, a French dialect spoken by the new ruling class of England.
  • Period:
    1500
    to

    English Renaissance

    The renaissance marks the translation from the medieval to the modern world, there were two ages in this period the Elizabethan Age and The Jacobean age, there were two literate features, the curiosity for the classical literature and the interest in the activities of humanity
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    Puritan

    The writers of the Puritan Age followed the paths of the renaissance writers. In literature the spirit infuses criticism, Puritan movement stood for the liberty of people in Europe. John Milton, John Dryden: Metaphysical poets.
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    Restoration

    In this period the monarchy was restored, the literary marks a break for the past (Renaissance literary), the spirit of the corruption and moral laxity, which were predominant in the society, are reflected in literature this period also is called Neo-classicism.
    Dryden was the most representative author of this period.
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    Augustan Age 18th Century

    The age of the reason, a progressive movement to enlighten the whole world. Literary life in England flourishes so impressively in the early years of the 18th century, The Augustan Age begins in English literature, claiming comparison with the equivalent flowering under Augustus Caesar. The School of classicism, sentimentalist, pre-romanticism, Sheridan's Drama.
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    Romanticism

    The turn of the 18th and 19th Century, two important facts, the French Revolution and the English Industrial Revolution. the romanticism sees the individual as the very center of all life and all experience. Major Romantic poets, prose writers, and novelists.: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
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    Victorian

    This age marks the victorian Morality "the distillation of the moral views of people living during the time of Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901), the Victorian era, and of the moral climate of Great Britain in the mid-19th century in general."
    Literary fiction is the highest achievement with Dickens as its representative.
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    Modern Literature

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    Modern Literature

    The literature in this period shows the disillusion of capitalism. takes Irrational Philosophy and psychoanalysis theory.
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    Post Moderns

    Postmodernism refers to socio-cultural and literary theory, this period has manifested in a lot of disciplines, sciences, art, architecture, literature, fashion, communications and technology.