Smollett Tobias Smollett had no desire to rival Fielding as a formal innovator, and today he seems the less audacious innovator. The fragmentary Judith of the Beowulf Manuscript stirringly embellishes the story from the Apocrypha of the heroine who led the Jews to victory over the Assyrians.
A Life in Four Books is a dystopian fantasy set in his home town Glasgow.
The latter played a major part in the establishment of Shakespeare as the linchpin of a national literary canon. An Apology for the Life of Mrs. He also wrote realistic fiction about the lower middle class in novels like Kipps and The History of Mr Polly Here it refers to novels written during the Romantic era in literary history, which runs from the late 18th century until the beginning of the Victorian era in Defoe Such ambitious debates on society and human nature ran parallel with the explorations of a literary form finding new popularity with a large audience, the novel.
The most popular British writer of the early years of the 20th century was arguably Rudyard Kipling —a highly versatile writer of novelsshort stories and poems and to date the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature An apparently random collection of scattered experiences, it mingles affecting vignettes with episodes in a heartier, comic mode, but coherence of imagination is secured by the delicate insistence with which Sterne ponders how the impulses of sentimental and erotic feeling are psychologically interdependent.
His work bears the imprint of the revolutionary decades in which he wrote, and recurrent in much of it are a joyful hymning of freedom, both individual and national, and an instinctive belief in the possibility of a new social order.
Samuel Beckett —89 published his first major work, the novel Murphy in An apparently random collection of scattered experiences, it mingles affecting vignettes with episodes in a heartier, comic mode, but coherence of imagination is secured by the delicate insistence with which Sterne ponders how the impulses of sentimental and erotic feeling are psychologically interdependent.
The Traveller, a philosophical comparison of the differing national cultures of western Europe and the degrees of happiness their citizens enjoy, is narrated by a restless wanderer whose heart yet yearns after his own native land, where his brother still dwells. His two Treatises on Government, which later inspired the thinkers in the American Revolution.
However, the unexpurgated version of this novel was not published until Fielding Henry Fielding turned to novel writing after a successful period as a dramatist, during which his most popular work had been in burlesque forms.
Another contemporary Scot is Irvine Welshwhose novel Trainspottinggives a brutal depiction of the lives of working class Edinburgh drug users. But in the absence of such indications, Old English poems are hard to date, and the scholarly consensus that most were composed in the Midlands and the North in the 8th and 9th centuries gave way to uncertainty during the last two decades of the 20th century.
Its moral tone is self-consciously rigorous and proved highly controversial.
For example, the author might interrupt his or her narrative to pass judgment on a character, or pity or praise another, and inform or remind the reader of some other relevant issue. Anthony Burgess Scotland has in the late 20th-century produced several important novelists, including James Kelman bornwho like Samuel Beckett can create humour out of the most grim situations.
The former of these is in some ways his greatest work of literary criticismfor it displays the uses of words by means of illustrations culled from the best writing in English.
The odes also mine vigorously the potentiality of personification as a medium for poetic expression.
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The Romantic movement in English literature of the early 19th century has its roots in 18th-century poetry, the Gothic novel and the novel of sensibility. This includes the graveyard poets, from the s and later, whose works are characterised by gloomy meditations on mortality.
English literature: English literature, body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles from the 7th century to the present. The English novel is an important part of English literature.
This article mainly concerns novels, written in English, by novelists who were born or have spent a significant part of their lives in England, or Scotland, or Wales, or Northern Ireland (or Ireland before ).Literature and english novel