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The Short History of English Literature

From Beowulf to Post-Modernism Literature

Nichole Dawn

on 13 September 2012

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Transcript of The Short History of English Literature

Literature The four major surviving manuscripts of Anglo-Saxon poetry:
Vercelli, Exeter, Caedmon, and Beowulf Old English Literature 1066-1510 Medieval Literature 1510-1620 Renaissance & Reformation 1620-1690 Romantic Period 1830-1920 Victorian Literature 1920-Present Modernism & Post Modern Literature nglish The Short History OF In 1599, Globe Theater Opened Christopher Marlowe & William Shakespeare born in 1564 The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer Was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman are just a few of the most famous Victorian writers Some argue postmodern literature peaked in the 60s and 70s with books like Catch-22 & Slaughterhouse-Five James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound are examples of important modernist writers Image Reference
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