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GRE Literature: Time Periods

Subjects : gre, literature
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1. 1837-1869 (America only) Nathaniel Hawthorne - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Henry David Thoreau - Walt Whitman - Herman Melville






2. AD 1300-1500 William Langland (1380) - Geoffrey Chaucer (1380) - Thomas Malory (1450)






3. AD 1714-1727 (the last Stuart monarch) Daniel Defoe - Alexander Pope






4. 1790-1820 (last 30 yrs George III) Anne Radcliffe - William Blake - William Wordsworth - Samuel Coleridge - Percy Bysshe Shelly - Lord Byron - John Keats






5. AD 400-1300 (c. 1000 the English language became strongly influenced by medieval French) Caedmon (c. 670) - Author of Beowulf (c. 750)






6. AD 1625-1649 (Reign of Charles I) John Donne - John Webster






7. 1960-debated






8. AD 1558-1603 (Reign Elizabeth I) Philip Sidney - Edmund Spenser - John Lyly - Christopher Marlowe - William Shakespeare






9. AD 1660-1714 (Reign of Charles II) William Congreve - George Etherege - John Bunyan - John Dryden






10. 1727-1760 (House of Hanover) Jonathan Swift - Henry Fielding - Thomas Gray






11. AD 1649-1660 (Charles I executed) John Milton - Robert Herrick - Andrew Marvell






12. 1820-1837 (reigns of George IV and William IV) Charles Lamb - Jane Austen - Thomas Carlyle - Alfred Tennyson - Washington Irving (American) - Edgar Allan Poe (American)






13. 1760-1790 (Reign of George II - first 30 yrs of George III - American Revolution - Gothic Novel) Samuel Johnson - Lawrence Sterne - Horace Walpole - Thomas Chatterton - Mary Wollstonecraft - William Cowper






14. 1837-1869 (first 32 yrs of Victorians reign) Thomas Macaulay - Emily Bronte - Charlotte Bronte - Charles Dickens - William Makepeace Thackeray - Robert Browning






15. 1869-1901 John Ruskin - George Meredith - Charles Swinburne - George Swinburne - George Eliot Gerard - M. Hopkins - Thomas Hardy - Mark Twain (American) - Henry James (American)






16. AD 1603-1625 (Reign of James I) Ben Johnson






17. AD 1500-1558 (Reigns of Henry VII - VIII - Edward VI - and Mary) John Skelton - Thomas More






18. 1901-1939 William Butler Yeats - Joseph Conrad - D.H. Lawrence - W.H. Auden - James Joyce - Virginia Woolf - Ernie Hemingway (American) - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Gertrude Stein (American) - T.S. Eliot (American) - Ezra Pound (American) - W.E.B. Du Bois