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British Literature
Refers to literature from the United
Kingdom
What is the United Kingdom?
England
Scotland
Wales
North I...
British Literature
Earliest forms of British literature
developed after the settlement of the
Saxons and other Germanic tr...
Understanding the Lay of the Land
It helps to see
where the UK is
in comparison to
the others
countries that
affected its
...
The Ages of British Literature
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
The Restoration and 18th
Century
The Romantic Age
The Victo...
The Middle Ages 449-1485
Broken into two segments:
The Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066
• Beowulf
The Medieval Period 1066-1485...
The Renaissance 1485-1660
The Early Renaissance1485-1558
The Elizabethan Age 1558-1603
William Shakespeare, Christopher
Ma...
The Restoration
and 18th
Century
The Restoration 1660-1700
The Age of Pope 1700-1744
Alexander Pope
Jonathan Swift (Gulliv...
The Romantic Period 1798-1832
William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge,
Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, John Keats
Jane Austen (Pri...
The Victorian Age 1832-1900
Lord Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning,
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti
Emily Br...
The Modern Age 1900-
Joseph Conrad (The Heart of Darkness), H.G. Wells
(The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, The Invisible...
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Intro to british lit and middle ages

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Intro to british lit and middle ages

  1. 1. British Literature Refers to literature from the United Kingdom What is the United Kingdom? England Scotland Wales North Ireland
  2. 2. British Literature Earliest forms of British literature developed after the settlement of the Saxons and other Germanic tribes in England after the withdrawal of the Romans.
  3. 3. Understanding the Lay of the Land It helps to see where the UK is in comparison to the others countries that affected its history through invasions.
  4. 4. The Ages of British Literature The Middle Ages The Renaissance The Restoration and 18th Century The Romantic Age The Victorian Age The Modern Age
  5. 5. The Middle Ages 449-1485 Broken into two segments: The Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066 • Beowulf The Medieval Period 1066-1485 • Geoffrey Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales and Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight) • Sir Thomas Malory (Le Morte Darthur)
  6. 6. The Renaissance 1485-1660 The Early Renaissance1485-1558 The Elizabethan Age 1558-1603 William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh The Jacobean Age 1567-1625 John Donne, Ben Jonson The Puritan Age 1600-1660 John Milton (Paradise Lost), John Bunyon (The Pilgrim’s Progress)
  7. 7. The Restoration and 18th Century The Restoration 1660-1700 The Age of Pope 1700-1744 Alexander Pope Jonathan Swift (Gulliver’s Travels) The Age of Johnson 1744-1798 Samuel Johnson, William Blake 1660-1798
  8. 8. The Romantic Period 1798-1832 William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, John Keats Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein),
  9. 9. The Victorian Age 1832-1900 Lord Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights), Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre), Thomas Hardy (Tess of the D'Urbervilles), Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), Rudyard Kipling (Jungle Book, Rikki Tikki Tavi)
  10. 10. The Modern Age 1900- Joseph Conrad (The Heart of Darkness), H.G. Wells (The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man), Saki (The Open Window), E.M. Forster (A Room with a View, A Passage to India), Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway), James Joyce (Ulysses), D.H. Lawrence (The Rocking-Horse Winner, Lady Chatterley’s Lover), George Orwell (1984, Animal Farm), T.H. White (The Once and Future King) William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Margaret Atwood, Bernard Shaw (Pygmalion)

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