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Literary History

TermDefinition
Beowulf Old English, other
Chaucer, "Prologue" to Canterbury Tales Middle English, English
English Bible published The Renaissance, English
Shakespeare's Hamelet The Renaissance, English
King James translation of the Bible The Renaissance, English
John Milton, Paradise Lost Neoclassical Period, English
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe Neoclassical Period, English
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels Neoclassical Period, other
Samuel Richardson, Pamela Neoclassical Period, English
Henry Fielding, Tom Jones Neoclassical Period, English
Gray "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" Neoclassical Period, English
Ben Johnson, Dictionary Neoclassical Period, English
Lawrence Stern , Tristram Shandy Neoclassical Period, English
Ben Franklin, Autobiography Neoclassical Period, American
Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence Neoclassical Period, American
Noah Webster Neoclassical Period, American
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge Romantic Period, English
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility Romantic Period, other
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Romantic Period, other
Lord Byron, Don Juan I and II Romantic Period, English
Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Romantic Period, other
Edgar Allan Poe, poems Romantic Period, American
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature Early Victorian Age, American
Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers Early Victorian Age, English
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Twice-Told Tales Early Victorian Age, American
Robert Browning, Dramatic Lyrics; Lord Tennyson, poems Early Victorian Age, English
Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Early Victorian Age, American
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights; Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Early Victorian Age, English
Thackeray, Vanity Fair Early Victorian Age, English
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield Early Victorian Age, English
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portugese Early Victorian Age, English
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter Early Victorian Age, American
Herman Melville, Moby Dick Early Victorian Age, American
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin Early Victorian Age, American
Henry David Thoreau, Walden Early Victorian Age, American
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass Early Victorian Age, American
Charles Darwin, Origin of the Species Early Victorian Age, English
George Elliot, Mill on the Floss Early Victorian Age, English
Karl Marx, Das Kapital Realistic Period, other
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Realistic Period, American
George Elliot, Middlemarch Realistic Period, English
Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd Realistic Period, English
Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Realistic Period, American
Henry James, Daisy Miller Realistic Period, American
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island Realistic Period, English
Mark Twain, Hucklebery Finn Realistic Period, American
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles Realistic Period, English
George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession Realistic Period, English
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest; Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage Realistic Period, other
Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie Naturalistic Period, American
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness; Jack London, Call of the Wild Edwardian Period,English; American
Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth Edwardian Period, American
John Millington Synge, Playboy of the Western World Edwardian Period, other
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers; Willa Cather Edwardian Period, English; American
T.S. Elliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" First World War, American
Aldous Huxley, Chrome Yellow First World War, English
James Joyce, Ulysses; T.S. Elliot, The Waste Land First World War, other, American
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India First World War, English
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway First World War, English
T.E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom; Earnest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises First World War, English; American
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury First World War, American
W.B. Yeats, Collected Poems First World War, other
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men; The Red Pony First World War, American
James Joyce, Finnegan's Wake Second World War, other
Richard Wright, Native Son Second World War, American
George Orwell, Animal Farm Second World War, English
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesmen Second World War, American
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Second World War, American
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot Second World War, other
Vladmir Nabokov, Lolita Second World War, other
Jack Kerouac Second World War, American
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart Second World War, other
Iris Murdock, A Severed Head Second World War, English
Theodore Roethke, The Far Field Second World War, American
Sylvia Plath, Ariel Postmodernist Period, American
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Postmodernist Period, American
Alice Walker, The Color Purple Postmodernist Period, American
Raymond Carver, Cathedral Postmodernist Period, American
Toni Morrison, Beloved Postmodernist Period, American
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club; Thoman Pynchon, Vineland Postmodernist Period, American
Created by: MisCoy17