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English Literature

Here I am giving the English literature at one gist. In short English literature is divided into below periods.

Chaucer to Shakespeare ( 1343 - 1616)
Sir John Mandevill (1300 - 1371)
Wyclif (1320 - 1384)
John Barbour ( 1320 - 1395 )
John Gower (1330 - 1408)
William Langland ( 1332 - 1386 )
Thoma Occleve (1368 - 1426)
John Lydgate (1370 - 1451 )
King James 1 (1394 - 1437)

Sir Thomas Malory ( 1405 - 1471 )
Robert Henryson ( 1425  - 1500 )
William Dunbar (1459 - 1520 )
John Skelton ( 1460 - 1529)
Gawin Douglas (1474 - 1522)
St. Thomas More ( 1478 - 1535 )
William Tyndale (1494-1536)
John Heywood (1497 - 1580 )

Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 - 1542)
Nicholas Udall (1504 - 1556 )
Rogar Ascham ( 1515 - 1568 )
Henry Howard (1517-1547)
Thomas Norton (1532 - 1584 )
Thomas Sackville (1536 - 1608 )
Edmund Spencer (1552 - 1599)
Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
John Donne ( 1572 - 1631)
BEN JONSON (1572–1637)
RICHARD CORBETT (1582–1635)
LADY MARY WROTH (1587–1651/53)
GEORGE HERBERT (1593–1633)
THOMAS CAREW (1594–1640)
JAMES SHIRLEY (1596–1666)

 

Jacobean Period to Restoration (1603 - 1700)

Elizabethan Age ( 1558 - 1625 ), Restoration Period ( 1660 - 1700) Milton, Bunyan, and Dryden

William Strode ( 1602 - 1644 )
THOMAS RANDOLPH (1605–1635)
WILLIAM HABINGTON (1605–1654)
EDMUND WALLER (1606–1687)
MARGARET CAVENDIS (1623–1674)
THOMAS STANLEY (1625–1678)
KATHERINE PHILIPS (1632–1664)
THOMAS TRAHERNE (1637/8–1674)
John Suckling (1606 - 1642 )
John Milton ( 1608 - 1674 )
Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672)
Richard Crashaw (1613 - 1650)
Abraham Cowley ( 1618 - 1667 )
ABRAHAM COWLEY (1618–1667)
Richard Lovelace (1618 - 1657 )
Jean de la Fontaine ( 1621 - 1695)
Andrew Marvell ( 1621 - 1678 )
Henry Vaughan ( 1622 - 1695 )
John Bunyan ( 1628 - 1688 )
Michael Wigglesworth ( 1631 - 1705 )
John Dryden ( 1631 - 1700 )
Thomas Flatman (1637 - 1688 )
Edward Taylor ( 1642 - 1729 )
Sidney Godolphin ( 1645 - 1712 )
John Wilmot ( 1647 - 1680 )
Lady Mary Chudleigh ( 1656 - 1710 )
MILDMAY FANE (1660–1666)
Anne Killigrew ( 1660 - 1685 )
Matthew Prior ( 1664 - 1721 )
Isaac Watts ( 1674 - 1748 )

Augustan Age ( 1700 - 1750)

James Thomson ( 1700 - 1748 )
Samuel Johnson ( 1709 - 1784 )
Yosa Buson ( 1716 - 1784 )
Thomas Gray ( 1716 - 1771 )
Christopher Smart ( 1722 - 1771 )
Joseph Warton ( 1722 - 1800)
Thomas Warton ( 1728 - 1790 )
William Cowper ( 1731 - 1800 )
Hugh Henry Brackenridge ( 1748 - 1816 )
Major Henry Livingston, Jr. ( 1748 - 1828 )
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe ( 1749 - 1832 )
Charlotte Smith ( 1749 - 1806 )

Romantic Period (c 1790 - 1852)

John Clare (1793 – 1864)
Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888)
William Blake (1757-1827),
William Wordsworth (1770-1850),
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834),
George Gordon, 6th Lord Byron (1788-1824), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
John Keats (1795-1821)

Victorian Period ( 1819 - 1901)

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936 )
Anne Bronte ( 1820 - 1849)
Charlotte Bronte ( 1816 - 1855 )
Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848 )
Elizabeth Browning ( 1806 - 1861 )
Christina Rossetti ( 1830 - 1894 )
Gerard Manley Hopkins ( 1844 - 1889)
Oscar Wilde ( 1854 - 1900 )

Modern Period ( 1901 -1980)

  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Langston Hughes
  • Robert Frost
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Wallace Stevens
  • William Carlos Williams

Contemporary Period ( 1980 - Present)

John Ashbery
Margaret Atwood
Betjeman, John
Coleman Barks
Robert Bly
Sri Chinmoy
Billy Collins
Mary Frye
Robert Hass
Jane Hirshfield
Langston Hughes
Ted Hughes
Daniel Ladinsky
W.S. Merwin
Andrew Motion
Mary Oliver
Adrienne Rich
Wislawa Symborska
Thich Nhat Hahn
Elaine Maria Upton

American and non British Literature

Literary theory and criticism

Rhetoric and Prosody

The above given information has been collected from various books and resources and kept according to years. I hope this is useful for all who are interested in English literature.

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