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BRITISH LITERATURE

(from 19th cent. up to now)


ROMANTICISM
(first half of 19th cent.)
Romantic poetry
two generations:
Lake school (Wordsworth, Coleridge)
Byron, Shelley, Keats

Romantic novel
historical novel (Sir Walter Scott)
gothic novel, horror (Mary Shelley)
The Lake Poets
The Lyrical Ballads
William Wordsworth Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The second generation

George Gordon Byron: Childe Harolds


Pilgrimage

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ode to the West


Wind

John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale


Other romantic poets

William Blake: The Tyger

Robert Burns
Historical novel
Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe
- Wilfred of Ivanhoe
- Richard I
- Locksley (Robin Hood)
- Lady Rowena
Gothic novel
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
Women writers of 19th century

Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

Charlotte Bront: Jane Eyre

Emily Bront: Wuthering Heights


VICTORIAN LITERATURE
(1837-1900)

Charles Dickens
the greatest representative of critical realism

Oscar Wilde
the Aesthetic movement, symbolism,
decadence
20th CENTURY LITERARY
GENRES
Social novel saga
John Galsworthy
Crime fiction
Sir Arthur Connan Doyle, Agatha Christie
Science fiction
H. G. Wells
Modernism
Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence
Social drama
George Bernard Shaw
Dystopia
George Orwell, Aldus Huxley
Allegorical novel
William Golding
Fantasy
J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis
Theatre of the Absurd
Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard
Post-modern novel
John Fowles
Campus novel
Kingsley Amis, David Lodge
Spy novel
John le Carr, Ken Follett
Thriller
Ian Fleming, Frederick Forsyth
Science-fiction comedy
Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams
Childrens literature
A. A. Milne, Roald Dahl, J. K. Rowling

and many others