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British Literature

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Judy Wang

on 27 September 2012

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Transcript of British Literature

Jane Austen BRITISH LITERATURE The 19th Century Novel Romanticism is a movement in art and literature that began in Europe in the late 18th century and was most influential in the first half of the 19th century. Romanticism fosters a return to nature and also values the imagination over reason and emotion over intellect. One strain of the Romantic is the Gothic with its emphasis on tales of horror and the supernatural. Her Life Her Works Her Romance young love with Thomas Lefroy
published anonymously
quickly became fashionable
brought little personal renown romantic fiction
realism and biting social commentary
failed to conform to Romantic and Victorian expectations an English novelist
16th C Old English
concerned with Christianity Shakespeare came... The Renaissance 17th C Family Early life and education Juvenilia Adulthood Dwellings Illness and death one of the most widely read writers in English literature
perpetually unmarried 18th C 19th C The Romantic Period 20th C Bath and Southampton 1800 Chawton 1809
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