* Diaries and Journals
* Electronic literature
* Erotic literature
* Fable, Fairy tale, Folklore
o Adventure novel
o Children's literature
o Comic novel
o Crime fiction
+ Detective fiction
o Fantasy (for more details see Fantasy subgenres; fantasy literature) o Gothic fiction (initially synonymous with horror)
o Historical fiction
o Medical novel
o Mystery fiction
o Philosophical novel
o Political fiction
o Romance novel
+ Historical romance
o Saga, Family Saga
o Science fiction (for more details see Science fiction genre) o Slave narrative
+ Conspiracy fiction
+ Legal thriller
+ Psychological thriller
+ Spy fiction/Political thriller
Old English (Anglo-Saxon Period):
writers: Caedmon and Cynewulf.
work: Beowulf (by anonymous).
1200-1500: Middle English Period :
Geoffrey Chaucer's(1343-1400) :
The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde and Book of the Duchess. Other Major Poems
The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowles, The Legend of Good Women. Prose Treatises Treatise on the astrolabe. Short Poems The Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse ,Truth, Gentilesse, Merciles Beaute, Lak of Stedfastnesse, Against Women Unconstant.
Thomas Malory's (1405-1471) :
work: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (by anonymous).
1500-1660: The English Renaissance 1500-1558: Tudor Period (Humanist Era) The Humanists:
Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) :
Utopia, The History of King Richard the Third, The Life of Pico della Mirandola, The Four Last Things, A Dialogue Concerning Tyndale, The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer, A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation and Sadness of Christ . Sir Thomas More
John Skelton (1460-1529):
A ballade of the Scottysshe Kynge
Sir Thomas Wyatt(1503-1542):
My Lute Awake! Once, As Methought, Fortune Me Kissed They Flee From Me The restful place ! renewer of my smart It may be good, like it who list In faith I wot not what to say There Was Never Nothing More Me Pained Patience ! though I have not Though I Cannot Your Cruelty Constrain Blame Not My Lute My Pen ! Take Pain The heart and service to you proffer'd Is It Possible? And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? Since so ye please to hear me plain Forget Not Yet The Tried Intent What Should I Say!
Sir Thomas Wyatt.
The Renaissance Period consists of four subsets:
1. 1558-1603: The Elizabethan Age (High Renaissance):
William Shakespeare (1564-1616):
Comedies: All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter's Tale Histories: King John, Richard II, Henry IV, part 1, Henry IV, part 2, Henry V, Henry VI, part1, Henry VI, part 2, Henry VI, part 3, Richard III,Henry VIII Tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra.Poems: Shakespeare's Sonnets, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtle, A Lover's Complaint. William Shakespeare
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus The Jew of Malta Massacre at Paris Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1 Tamburlaine the Great, Part 2 Lucan's First Book Edward II Dido Queen of Carthage Hero and Leander Ovid's Elegies The Passionate Shepherd to his Love Christopher Marlowe
The Faerie Queene, Iambicum Trimetrum, The Shepheardes Calender. Edmund Spenser
Sir Walter Raleigh(1552 – 1618):
What is Our Life, The Ocean to Cynthia and The Lie.
Sir Walter Raleigh