The English literature UNAD

  • Period: 439 to 1066

    Old english period

    Old English literature refers to poetry and prose written in Old English in early medieval England, from 439 to 1066
  • 731

    The venerable Bede

    The venerable Bede
    Bede was one of the greatest scholars of the Anglo-Saxon period. He produced a large number of works on subjects as varied as science, music, poetry and biblical commentary, but he is most famous for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People
  • 959

    The material of Eddas

    The material of Eddas
    Edda, body of ancient Icelandic literature contained in two 13th-century books commonly distinguished as the Prose, or Younger, Edda and the Poetic, or Elder, Edda. It is the fullest and most detailed source for modern knowledge of Germanic mythology.
  • Period: 975 to 1025


    The poem tells the story of Beowulf, nephew of Hygelac, king of the Geats, a people in southeastern Sweden. He hears of the depredations of a monster called Grendel, who has been attacking Heorot, the dwelling of the Danish king Hrothgar.
  • Period: 1066 to 1500

    The middle english period

    It begins some time after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 (The Battle of Hastings). While difficult to read for modern speakers of English, one can usually make something of a Middle English text without formal linguistic study.
  • 1367

    Piers Plowman

    Piers Plowman
    William Langland's version of Piers Plowman is an interpretation of Christian theology. The author reworked the story of Piers' visions to focus on two interrelated themes: the nature of a just society in this world and the way to find salvation or gain existence in the next world.
  • 1387

    100 Canterbury Tales

    100 Canterbury Tales
    The narrator opens the General Prologue with a description of the return of spring. He describes the April rains, the burgeoning flowers and leaves, and the chirping birds.
  • 1469

    Thomas Malory

    Thomas Malory
    English writer whose identity remains whose name is famous as that of the author of Le Morte Darthur, the first prose account in English of the rise and fall of the legendary king Arthur and the fellowship of the Round Table.
  • Period: 1500 to

    The renaissance period

    It is characterized by the adoption of a Humanist philosophy and the recovery of the classical literature of Antiquity, and benefited from the spread of printing in the latter part of the 15th century.
  • 1510

    Eramus and Thomas

    Eramus and Thomas
    In the early years of their association More and Erasmus shared a critical interest in exposing the follies and abuses of contemporary life, not least in matters of religious practice;
  • The Faerie

    The Faerie
    It is an epic poem by Edmund Spenser (c. 1552–1599), which follows the adventures of a number of medieval knights. The poem, written in a deliberately archaic style, draws on history and myth, particularly the legends of Arthur
  • Hamlet

    The ghost of the King of Denmark tells his son Hamlet to avenge his murder by killing the new king, Hamlet's uncle. Hamlet feigns madness, contemplates life and death, and seeks revenge. His uncle, fearing for his life, also devises plots to kill Hamlet.
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    The neoclassical period

    It was written between 1660 and 1798. This time period is broken down into three parts: the Restoration period, the Augustan period, and the Age of Johnson. Writers of the Neoclassical period tried to imitate the style of the Romans and Greeks
  • Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost
    It is an epic poem (12 books, totalling more than 10,500 lines) written in blank verse, telling the biblical tale of the Fall of Mankind – the moment when Adam and Eve were tempted by Satan to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, and God banished them from the Garden of Eden forever.
  • Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels
    It is about to persuade Britons to reform their own society. Swift uses his gullible narrator, appropriately named Gulliver, to show through his eyes a number of comically cruel and absurd fictional cultures.
  • Magisterial Dictionary of English

    Magisterial Dictionary of English
    It was one of the most famous dictionaries in history. First published in 1755, the dictionary took just over eight years to compile, required six helpers and listed 40,000 words. Each word was defined in detail, the definitions illustrated with quotations covering every branch of learning.
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    The romantic period

    This period was characterized by a celebration of nature and the common man, a focus on individual experience, an idealization of women, and an embrace of isolation and melancholy
  • A vindication of the rights of woman

    A vindication  of the rights of woman
    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman vehemently defends females as full human beings, who for several reasons deserve the same education that men receive.
  • Pride and prejudice

    Pride and prejudice
    It follows the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter of a country gentleman, and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a rich aristocratic landowner. They must overcome the titular sins of pride and prejudice in order to fall in love and marry.
  • The last Leaf

    The last Leaf
    The Last Leaf" is a short story by O. Henry published in 1907 in his collection The Trimmed Lamp and Other Story. The story is set in Greenwich Village during a pneumonia epidemic.
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    The victorian period

    It was around the time of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901). The 19th century is widely considered to be the Golden Age of English Literature, especially for British novels. It was in the Victorian era that the novel became the leading literary genre in English
  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol
    it is a play about a mean-spirited and selfish old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas. One cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge is unkind to the people who work for him, then refuses to give to charity, and then is rude to his nephew when he invites him to spend Christmas with him.
  • The Time Machine

    The Time Machine
    It carry's an important message that the division between the classes should be abolished before humanity ruins itself. In the story 'the time machine', there is a time traveller who travels into the future, by using his time machine which he created himself in his laboratory.
  • Wonderful Widzars of Oz

    Wonderful Widzars of Oz
    The first novel in the Oz series, the story chronicles the adventures of a young Kansas farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their home by a tornado.
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    The story of Peter Rabbit originated from a series of letters written by Beatrix to help cheer up her late Governess' son, Noel, who was often ill. These letters, which began in 1893, were tales written after Potter's real-life pet rabbit named Peter.
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    The edwardian period

    It was known for elegance and luxury among the rich and powerful in Britain but also for moral looseness and for a general failure to prepare for some of the challenges of the twentieth century
  • Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables
    Anne of Green Gables, children's novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, published in 1908. The work, a sentimental but charming coming-of-age story about a spirited and unconventional orphan girl who finds a home with elderly siblings, became a classic of children's literature and led to several sequels.
  • The History of Mr Polly

    The History of Mr Polly
    The protagonist of The History of Mr. Polly is an antihero inspired by H. G. Wells's early experiences in the drapery trade: Alfred Polly, born circa 1870, a timid and directionless young man living in Edwardian England, who despite his own bumbling achieves contented serenity with little help from those around him.
  • Period: to 1396

    The Georgian period

    The period of publication was sandwiched between the Victorian era, with its strict classicism, and Modernism, with its strident rejection of pure aestheticism. The common features of the poems in these publications were romanticism, sentimentality and hedonism.
  • Rupert Brooke's 1914 and Other Poems

    Rupert Brooke's 1914  and Other Poems
    Rupert Brooke wrote his poems in neo-Romantic style, inspired by the style of Georgian poets. His famous poems are “The Peace”, “The Dead”, “The Soldier”, “And Love has Changed to Kindliness”, “Blue Evening”, “Retrospect”, “A Channel Passage”, and “Beauty and Beauty”.
  • Mrs Dalloway

    Mrs Dalloway
    Mrs Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post–First World War
  • My live and loves

    My live and loves
    My Life and Loves is the autobiography of the Ireland-born, naturalized-American writer and editor Frank Harris (1856–1931).
  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
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    The modern period

    It focused on science, philosophy, art, and a variety of creative elements to examine the human experience. Postmodernism, however, eschews absolute meaning and instead emphasizes play, fragmentation, metafiction, and intertextuality.
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    It is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer attached to a Republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia.
  • Animal Farm a ruthless pig

    Animal Farm a ruthless pig
    The grand theme of Animal Farm has to do with the capacity for ordinary individuals to continue to believe in a revolution that has been utterly betrayed. Orwell attempts to reveal how those in power—Napoleon and his fellow pigs—pervert the democratic promise of the revolution.
  • Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    During the World War II bombings of London, four English siblings are sent to a country house where they will be safe. One day Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia.
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    The postmodern period

    It is a form of literature that is characterized by the use of metafiction, unreliable narration, self-reflexivity, intertextuality, and which often thematizes both historical and political issues.
  • I know why the Caged Bird Sings

    I know why the Caged Bird Sings
    It is the first of seven autobiographical works by American writer Maya Angelou, published in 1969. The book chronicles her life from age 3 through age 16, recounting an unsettled and sometimes traumatic childhood that included rape and racism.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
    The first novel in the Harry Potter series and Rowling's debut novel, it follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, when he receives a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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    The contemporary period

    The term “contemporary literature” refers to written works that were created after 2000. Prior to this, was the postmodern period.
  • The Hunter Games

    The Hunter Games
    The Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle royale to the death. The book received critical acclaim from major reviewers and authors.
  • Cormoran Strike

    Cormoran Strike
    Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough–who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old.