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1900+ Explosion of communications - media magazines/newspapers/comics

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I).H. Lawrellce
J. Joyce E. Waugh

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1920+ 1937+
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V. Woolf J.R. Tolkein Orwell


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1962
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I(. Kesey 'One lrlew Ovel'The Cuckoo's Nest'


Ian Flenring Kingsley Arnis lris Murdoch Williant Golding Anthony Burgess Dorig Lessing Nadine Gordiner Jolrn Braine, Alan Sillitoc, l(eitlt Waterltouse,
Stan llarstorvr Shelaglt Delaney. John lrorvles' firenclt Licuten&ntts Wonlilltt
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1954 I 950 1950 1950's 1950's I 960 1960's

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Social

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Arnencan Influences
Henry James initially Victorian then post Victorian lmodernistic - Portrait of Lady - The Ambassadors

Mark Trvain r I-lucklebel'ry lrinn

VICTORIAN
Golden Age - writers able to live by writing serialisation / periodicals - long complex e.g. Forsyte Saga!
1830 +

Dickens - social deprivation Arnold - crisis; faith & cultut"e Darwin -- disturbing treatise on religion v philosophy

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Ilronte sisters - probes thc llsychology of elrrotional relatiorrships


Thackeray,r class r consciouslless - darnaging effect Gaskell r biography of Clral'lotte Bronte
Lewis Gaskell - Alice in Wonderland - fantasy!

1848

l86s

1872

trliot - study of social / political / historical problenrs


Hardy- poetic novel - danlages to rural Al'eas - intlustrialisation vulnet.A ble position rlf fclnale r pessirnistic r Hardy a n ticipates C20 tvriters

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GOTT{TCS IROMAI\TTCS
[ontlness for the exotic inr:rgery / l)ilssion

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Extracts fronr lleckfbl'dfs Vathek

MAry Shelley's Frankellstein

1775-lg 17 LIazl itt's Spirit of Age

Jane Austen:

first para of Emnla ) irony, satire more ul keeping with previous age

some periods categorised e.g. Romantics / victorians but rnuch overlapping to be categorised as Literay Movements.

AGE OF RtrASON
Prose consisted of pieces rvritten with intellect: consisted of argument, rvit, thesis, satire

Dnniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

Swift's Gullivet'rs Travels

Snrnuel RicAl'dsoll?s Parnela (special corn lnetnora tive mugs r like

Sterne?s

Ilenry fielding's
'Iom Jones

Tristt'anl
ShAndy

Iranny But'ney ( influence on .lane Austen )

Disneylan(l)

AGE OF SCIENCE
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( forrnal elevatecl tone - intellectual llearned tone )

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1660

1669

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1688

John Donne
(ser'nlons )

Milton ( Extract fronr


Establishing a Commonwealth

I'epys' f)iaries

.Iohn llunyants Pilgrinr's


Progress

Mrs Aphl'a llenn


( first notable rvonlen rvriter )

FOUI\DATTONS ( 900 rlc - 1s9e )


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1348

1384

1599

Arabian I(nights

Beolvolf

The Odessey

Aesopts Irables

Decanleron Boccitccio

Joltn Wyclifl'e

Sltakespeit!'e