• Literary Periods
    Neoclassical Period 1660-1700: The Restoration 1700-1745: The Augustan Age (or Age of Pope) 1745-1785: The Age of Sensibility (or Age of Johnson) 1785-1830: The Romantic Period 1832-1901: The Victorian Period 1848-1860: The Pre-Raphaelites 1880-1901: Aestheticism and Decadence 1901-1914: The...
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  • A History of English Literature
    detail   b) a surrealist exploration of alternate states of consciousness   c) a mythic dream world d) the attempt of a protagonist to define his or her place in society e) a and d 10. What was the relationship between Victorian poets and the Romantics? a) The Romantics...
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  • Victorian Era
    The Victorian Period Queen Victoria The Victorian period formally begins in 1837 (the year Victoria became Queen) and ends in 1901 (the year of her death).  As a matter of expediency, these dates are sometimes modified slightly.  1830 is usually considered the end of the Romantic period in...
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  • Charles Dicken
    period. In fact, between 1868 and 1892 the alternate governments were formed by the Liberal and Conservative parties. During the so- called ‘Home Rule’ crisis, late Victorians were repeatedly asked to reconsider the Britain’s long history of involvement and colonial settlement. Other important...
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  • Elightenment in the 18th Century
    makes the difference between man and all the rest of animal creation? Every beast that strays beside me has the same corporal necessities as myself.” Revealing that he does not understand what makes man so much better that the animals that roam alongside him. The question of man being better than...
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  • Ebb and the Great Gatsby
    the time of the Victorian era, a time of ongoing societal evolution. Published in 1925 American, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ is set in 1922, a time period commonly referred to as the ‘the Roaring twenties’ or the ‘jazz age’. This period in American history reflects the...
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  • Virginia Woolf - Background Life & Career
    realistic novel set in Edwardian London. Contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two friends, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success. It is a novel about social transition. The characters in the final...
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  • Romantic Traits in the 19th Century Realistic Novel
    going through and analysing all the mentioned traits of romanticism that are present also in the literature of realism, it could be presumed that the two close standing periods of literature are quite similar to each other, without having many differences between them. Yet, in the literature of...
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  • Victorian Period - a Time of Change (1837 -1901)
    Romantic period saw a wide variety of distinguishing characteristics, it is logical that much longer Victorian period includes even more variety. Actually It forms a link and transition between the writers of the romantic period and the very different literature of the 20th century. The 19th century is...
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  • Race Is Alive
    ideas for abstract notions' was 'one of the greatest conquests of science'. The discourse of race arose out of the degradation of Enlightenment universalism, and in particular the espousal of Romantic notions of difference: the belief that humanity can be divided into discrete groups; that each...
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  • Wuthering Notes
    , and… firs.” • Thrushcross Grange – the grounds are enclosed by hedges and the gardens are kept neat and orderly • The contrast between the nature that surrounds the two houses is reflective of the differences between the childhood/ upbringing of the characters who live there, particularly...
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  • British Literature
    British Literature II March 2, 2012 Final Paper Romantic and Victorian Literature and writers have an endless about of similarities that make both of them the overall most influential eras of literature. It is in following paragraphs I will attempt to bring together the most fascinating points...
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  • Walter Ppater
                         Walter Pater   A Portrait of a Late Victorian Sensibility                                           Lise Mark, ©2004 | Prologue Walter Pater (1839-1894) is one of the most complex and fascinating literary figures within the late Victorian period. His literary production...
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  • Wuthering Heights: an Introduction Into It’s Era
    . Gothic writings were recognised to be written between 1790 to 1890 and overlap from the Romantic period 1790 to 1830 into the Victorian period which falls between 1832 to 1901. Features of gothic novels include villainy, evil clergy, supernatural, damsel in distress and dark glooming environments...
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  • Romanticism” and the Philosophy and Approach, Technique and Subject Matter and where these ideas appear in A Doll House
    against the purpose of optimism in romance. However, A Doll House being in the opposite of a romantic play highlights the oppression and problems that were present during the Victorian time period which was the era in which Queen Victoria ruled and lasted from 1837-1901. This era is notable for having...
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  • Periods of English Literature
    (or Puritan Interregnum) 1660-1785 The Neoclassical Period 1660-1700 The Restoration 1700-1745 The Augustan Age (or Age of Pope) 1745-1785 The Age of Sensibility (or Age of Johnson) 1785-1830 The Romantic Period 1832-1901 The Victorian Period 1848-1860 The Pre-Raphaelites 1880-1901...
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  • Individual Freedom for Free Individuals: the Transformation of Ideas Concerning the Individual’s Proper Place in Government and Society
    catalysts were only a part of the trend of change that would extend throughout the Romantic and Victorian periods all the way into the present. With the Reform Act of 1832, Parliamentary representation was more fairly re-apportioned, but also extended suffrage to any man owning a household worth more than...
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  • victorian novel & poetry
    . H. Abraham, we find that the period between 1850 -1900 is regarded as the Victorian Period, which is also known as the Age of Compromise and the Age of Peace and Prosperity. When Victoria came on the throne of England in 1837, English literature seemed to have entered into a period of lean years...
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  • The Green banana
    literature produced during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) and corresponds to the Victorian era. It forms a link and transition between the writers of the romantic period and the very different literature of the 20th century. The 19th century saw the novel become the leading form of...
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  • Post.Doc
    market, help to establish the novel as the middle class' primary artistic form in this period. The Victorian novel in many ways turns away from the exotic experimentation of Romantic poetry and instead offers a critique of Romantic ideals, thus helping to effect a transition into the bourgeois, domestic...
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