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WORLD LITERATURE

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Charmaine Samson

on 13 June 2016

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Transcript of WORLD LITERATURE

MIDDLE PERIOD
RENAISSANCE
CONTEMPORARY
ANCIENT WORLD
19TH CENTURY
WORLD LITERATURE
ANCIENT EPICS
Epic of Gilgamesh
epic poem from Mesopotamia
first great work of Literature
Dynasty of Ur
EASTERN LITERATURE
T'ang Poetry
poetry written in or around the time of or in the characteristic style of China's Tang dynasty
Golden age of Chinese poetry
WESTERN LITERATURE
Marie de France
a medieval poet who was probably born in France and lived in England during the late 12th century.
Renaissance
The Prince
a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli.
Renaissance
Othello
a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in the year approximately 1603
19th century Literature
Prince and the Pauper
a novel by American author Mark Twain
first published in 1881 in Canada
20th century Literature
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow
Iliad
epic poem from ancient Greek
dactylic hexameter
Aeneid
epic poem written by Virgil
dactylic hexameter
Beowulf
epic poem from England
oldest surviving poem in Old English
most important works of literature
Ramayana
a Sanskrit epic poem
great works of Indian literature
1001 Nights
a collection of Middle Eastern, West and South Asian stories and folk tales
The Pillow Book
is a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi
Divine Comedy
an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321.
Decameron
is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375).
The Coutier
a courtesy book. It was written by Baldassare Castiglione over the course of many years
Aristotle's Poetics
is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory.
Paradise Lost
an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton
Shakespeare
26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616
was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes
Chitra
one-act play written by Rabindranath Tagore, first published in English in 1913
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
a novel written by G. K. Chesterton in 1904, set in a nearly unchanged London in 1984.

A Man of the People
(1966) isatirical novel by Chinua Achebe
Prepared by: Ms. Charmaine Samson
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