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  • HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE Compiled by: Thomas Youman
  • 1. What is Literature?
    • Literature refers to the practice and profession of writing. It comes from human interest in telling a story, in arranging words in artistic forms, in describing in words some aspects of human experiences.
  • 2. Why we read Literature?
    • Pleasure
    • Relaxation
    • Knowledge
  • 3. Old English Period 469 AD - 1066 AD
    • Three conquests.
    • The Song of Beowulf:
  • Middle English Literature
    • Bible translations,
    • Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
  • Renaissance Literature
    • Vernacular Literature.
    • William Caxton.
    • Book of Common Prayer.
  • Early Modern Period
    • Elizabethan Era
    • Jacobean Literature
    • Caroline and Cromwellian Literature
    • Restoration Literature
    • Augustan Literature.
  • Elizabethan Era
    • William Shakespeare
      • Hamlet,
      • Romeo and Juliet,
      • The Merchant of Venice
      • Macbeth
  • Jacobean Literature
    • Post-Shakespeare.
    • Dramatist Ben Jonson:
    • T heory of Humors
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
    • The Knight of the Burning Pestle
  • Caroline and Cromwellian Literature
    • Commonwealth.
    • Samuel Pepys.
    • Great Plague.
    • Great Fire of London.
  • Restoration Literature
    • John Milton:
      • Paradise Lost
      • The Country Wife
      • Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Augustan Literature
    • Jonathan Swift:
      • A Tale of a Tub
      • Gulliver’s Travels
  • 18th Century
    • Age of Enlightment.
    • Age of Sensibility.
    • Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto
  • Romanticism
    • Industrialism.
    • William Blake: Romantic Age
    • Oscar Wilde
    • Mary Shelley:
  • Victorian Literature
    • Charles Dickens.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlok Holmes
  • English Literature since 1900
    • Modernism: Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf
    • Post-Modern Literature: Truman Capote
    • Post World War II: J.R.R. Tolkien