BRITISH LITERATURE (from 19th cent. up to now). ROMANTICISM (first half of 19th cent.)

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  • BRITISH LITERATURE (from 19th cent. up to now)
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  • ROMANTICISM (first half of 19th cent.)
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  • Romantic poetry two generations: Lake school (Wordsworth, Coleridge) Byron, Shelley, Keats Romantic novel historical novel (Sir Walter Scott) gothic novel, horror (Mary Shelley)
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  • The Lake Poets The Lyrical Ballads William WordsworthSamuel Taylor Coleridge
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  • The second generation George Gordon Byron: Childe Harolds Pilgrimage Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ode to the West Wind John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale
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  • Other romantic poets William Blake: The Tyger Robert Burns
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  • Historical novel Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe - Wilfred of Ivanhoe - Richard I - Locksley (Robin Hood) - Lady Rowena
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  • Gothic novel Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
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  • Women writers of 19th century Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice Charlotte Bront: Jane Eyre Emily Bront: Wuthering Heights
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  • VICTORIAN LITERATURE (1837-1900) Charles Dickens the greatest representative of critical realism Oscar Wilde the Aesthetic movement, symbolism, decadence
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  • 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
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  • Social drama George Bernard Shaw Dystopia George Orwell, Aldus Huxley Allegorical novel William Golding Fantasy J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis
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  • 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
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  • 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