From Classical to Romantic
The Reading Public
In Eighteenth Century;
FROM CLASSICAL TO ROMANTıC
Culmination of a neo-classical literature
It was a variegated age.
Prose was in its golden age.
There was developments in the field of experimental
THE READING PUBLIC
The taste for reading was spreading.
Female readers became increasingly important.
A rising middle class hungry for knowledge
Neo-classical and romanticism movements had an effect
on the poetry of 18th century.
T.S Eliot, William Blake, Lord Byron,Daniel Defoe etc.
There was a conflict between the intellect and emotions.
18th century was a barren period for drama.
Sentimental comedy was a dramatic genre of the 18th
century. It aimed at producing tears rather than laughter.
There was a strong domination of prose in this century.
Many accomplish writers of the age wrote essays and
The subjects dealt with in newspapers were
politics,literature, fashion, gossip, entertainment etc.
Daniel defoe was an English trader,journalist and writer.
Defoe is among the founders of the English novel.
His most famous novel is Robinson Crusoe.
Other important works are captain singleton,moll
flanders, colonel jack.
Robinson Crusoe is based on the real life experiences of
This novel is regarded as the first novel in English
Jonathan swift is satirist, essayist and political
pamphleteer(first for the whigs,then for the tories).
His most important works are Gulliver’s travels, a