English literature: Romantic Period and Victorian Age (Jane Austen (1775…
English literature: Romantic Period and Victorian Age
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Charlotte (1816-1855) and Emily Brontë (1818-1848)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
At a young age, Hardy witnessed starvation, child mortality, cruelty and deportation to distant colonies.
There was so much commotion about Jude the Obscure, Hardy swore to never write another novel.
He campaigned for children's rights, education and other social forms.
Schooled at home --> no contact with the outside world.
Living in their own world of fantasy and imagination.
To Brussel to learn French
First one to write a short story
Inventor of the detective fiction genre
Central figure of Romanticism
Authors Victorian Age
First generation Romantic poets
William Wordsworth (1771-1850)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Start of the Romantic movement
Moved to simple things that can make people happy: birds, flowers, ordinary people, the countryside - nature. This was his most successful work.
After the death of two of his children and his brother, Wordsworth moved back to the darker poetry
Second generation Romantic poets
John Keats (1795-1821)
Percy Byssche Shelley (1792-1822)
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Broke all the conventions of the day
Eccentric, flamboyant, impulsive and controversial
More a man of action, than a philosopher
Poems were full of dark and deep soul-searching
Radical, idealistic and emotional
Moved to Italy
One of the most admired poets of the Romantic Period
Authors Romantic Period