Literary Periods & Documents

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Medieval 500-1500

Beowulf (circa 1000)

The Song of Roland (circa 1100)

The Nibelungenlied (circa 1200)

The Story of the Volsungs (circa 1300)

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales (circa 1390)

Mainly focused on: Religion (Catholicism) and Courtly Love

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The Renaissance 1500-1670

Edward Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1590)

William Shakespeare, Rome & Juliet (1597)

William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1603)

John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667)

History: beginning of British Empire, Protestant Reformation, books were more accessible, "Rebirth", it was a cultural movement including artists and musicians

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Englightenment 1700-1800

Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack (1733)

Denis Diderot, Encylopedie (1570)

Voltaire (Philosopher), Candide (1759)

Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Emile (1762)

"Age of Reason", challenged faith and tradition, the Scientific Revolution, first Prime Minister  

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Romantic Period 1798-1870

William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads (1798)

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)

Lord Byron, Don Juan (1819-1824)

Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1838)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850)

Herman Melville, Moby Dick (1851)

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855)

Industrial Revolution beginning

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Transcendental Movement 1830-1860

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836)

Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar (1837)

Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Ninteenth Centuary (1845)

Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobdience (1849)

Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

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Naturalism 1870-1920

Leads on from the Romantic Period

Emile Zola, Les Rougon-Macquart (1871-1893)

Virginia Wolfe (1882-1941)

Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome (1911)

Stephan Crane, The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

Frank Norris, McTeague (1899)

Theodore Dresier, Sister Carrie (1900)

Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905)

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The Bloomsbury Group 1903-1964

E.M Forster, Howard's End (1910)

Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians (1918)

First and Second World War

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The Beat Generation 1945-1965

Allen Ginsberg, Howl (1956)

Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957)

William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959)

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Victorian Period 1837-1901

Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1838)

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (1847)

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights (1847)

Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam (1849)

Robert Browning, Men and Women (1855)

George Eliot, Silas Marner (1861)

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891)

Reformation of Education, Law and Poverty, Gothic Era

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Realism 1820-1920

Mark Twain (born 1835)

Henry James (born 1843)

Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (1957)

Vicente Blasco Ibanez, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1916)

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Existentialism 1850-Today

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment (1866)

Paul Sartre, Nausea (1938)

Albert Camus, The Stranger (1942) 

Smauel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (1949)

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Modernism 1910-1965

T.S Eliot, Prufrock and Other Observations (1917)

Hilda Doolittle, Hymen (1921)

T.S Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)

T.S Eliot, The Hollow Men (1925)

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925)

William Butler Yeats, The Tower (1928)

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (1929)

William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)

Erza Pound, The Cantos Of Erza Pound (1948)

First and Second World War, Women's Rights,

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Post-Modernism 1965-Today

Grace Nichols, Fat Black Woman (1980)

Angela Carter, Wise Children (1991)

Yann Martel, Life of Pi (2001)

Magic Realism, Technology

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