Lex, Rex (carried treasonous ideas that later caused its burning and his accusation of treason)
Paradise Lost (famed work; religious work)
Catholic convert; Poet; styled "the divine; Passionate to a somewhat disturbing extreme; "Steps to the Temple" (collection of religious poems; height of baroque in English poetry), The Delights of the Muses
Puritan church leader; "chief of English Protestant Schoolman"; wrote The Saints' Everlasting Rest; contributed powerfully to the Restoration
Welsh metaphysical poet; Silex Scintillans (greatest verse appears in this collection), The World
Lady Temple, remembered for writing letters to future husband Sir William Temple;
Christian writer & preacher, persecuted for boldly preaching; The Pilgrim's Progress
life of Restoration England was dominated by him; "Fables Ancient and Modern" (most impressive achievement as critic and translator with its famous coda, 'The Secular Masque')
writer, journalist, spy; founder of English novel; Robinson Crusoe (story of Alexander Selkirk on the uninhabited island of Juan Fernandez; brought enduring fame)
longest humorous poem (Alma; or, the Progress of the Mind), best remembered for his brilliant occasional verses, epigrams, and familiar pieces
Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella
poet & dramatist; The Beggar's Opera (best work), Polly (its sequel)
master of heroic couplet; "Rape of the Lock", translation of Homer won his fame, "The Pastorals" (first major work)
Scottish poet & playwright; Liberty (dedicated to Prince of Wales), The Castle of Indolence, The Seasons (caused legal dispute but is one of the most popular of English poems, offering both new style and subject)
A Dictionary of the English Language (best known work), The Rambler (essays
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (lasting contribution to literature heritage), Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat
Irish writer; She Stoops to Conquer, The Vicar of Wakefield (novel), The Deserted Village (pastoral poem)
Poet, hymnist; An Impartial History of Parties (marks the advance of English opinion towards party government in the modern sense); "The Castaway" (like many of his poems, it deals with isolation and helplessness)
Famed biographer of Samuel Jonson (said to be the best biography ever written) "Life of Johnson"
Poetical Sketches (only book published conventionally during his lifetime); hailed both by the Beat Generation and the Underground movement poets as a "liberator"
Auld Lang Syne; Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect; Flow Gently, Sweet Afton; best-known lyric: 'O my luve's like a red, red rose'
William Lisle Bowles
Fourteen Sonnets (won extraordinary favor w/public & Coleridge & Wordsworth)
leader of Romantic movement; An Evening Walk, Descriptive Sketches Lyrical Ballads (co: Coleridge; manifesto for romanticism; modern languag eof the people), The Prelude (long; autobiographical; published after death)
Sir Walter Scott
Scottish novelist & poet; The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1st major poem), Waverley (1st novel; great success; wrote more in this series), Ivanhoe:(the story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the English nobility was overwhelmingly Norman)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
influential in Romanticism movement; works often unfished; bordered on plagiarism; "Lyrical Ballds" (co: Wordsworth), Dejection: An Ode (last of greatest poems), wrote Kubla Khan (poem of a dream he reportedly had when sleeping) and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Battle of Blenheim, The Holy Tree, Vision of Judgment (epic), Nelson (biography), Wesley (biography)
wrote w/ unstable insane sister; Tales from Shakespeare, Specimens of English Dramatic Poems, Essays of Elia
Walter Savage Landor
Gebir (epic poem), Imaginary Conversations (large prose work), Pericles and Aspasia (book consists of imaginary letters mainly between Aspasia and Cleone. Others are between Pericles and Aspasia, and some are between Pericles and prominent figures of the time)
name did not appear on works; Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abby, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion
w/ brother John establish weekly "Examiner"; Liberal (failure), Indicator (news), Tatler (news), British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley;
Thomas Love Peacock
prose satires: Nightmare Abbey, Headlong Hall, Melincourt (all survey the contemporary political and cultural scene from a Radical viewpoint)
Thomas De Quincey
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (achieved literary eminence); great achievement was his psychological study of the faculty of dreaming...
Baron George Gordon Byron
English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (heroic couplets like Pope, brought immediate fame)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
great poet of Romanticism; The Necessity of Atheism, Queen Mab (1st famous poem), Prometheus Unbound (masterpiece), Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark; Lived from 1792-1822. Was made an outcast from his homeland by his radical politics, his tract about atheism, his separation from his first wife, and his elopement with Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. His exile led him to meet Byron. His story-telling sessions with Byron led Mary to write Frankenstein. He never lived to see whether his dreams of social progress came true and he is referred to as the perfect poet of the Romantic Era.
Irish poet; wrote in Londer under pseudonym "John Lacy", Errors of Ecstasie (poem), Lilian of the Vale (story); also wrote mathematical books; finest work was his unfinished "Nepenthe" (an allegory of the imagination in excesses of joy or melancholy)
one of the greatest poets of the Romantic movement; Ode to a Nightingdale, On First Looking Into Champan's Homer (famous sonnet), Ode on a Grecian Urn, What I have Fears That I May Cease to Be, Endymion (long poem), 1795-1821. Was born into the lower class, father worked at a London livery stable. Was befriended by Leigh Hunt (editor of the Examiner and was a radical politically), taken into the Cockney School. Died in Rome from sickness at a young age.
Life of Schiller, Wilhelm Meister, Sartor Resartus (spiritual autobiography), French Revolution (poetic, not factual), (1795-1832) British Romantic writer, the hero never destroyed himself, like in other literature of the time, but transformed society instead. In Carlyle's historical works, he stressed that historical events were determined by the deeds of such heroes.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
married to Percy Bysshe Shelley; "Frankenstein" (an epistolary novel about Frankenstein, a student who creates an ugly creature who eventually turns against him; has been regarded as the 'origin of science fiction'); she also wrote the Last Man and Valperga