BIOGRAPHY   MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY (1797-1851) was born in London, daughter of two eminent figures of the English intellectual circle of that time, in fact her father was the philosopher … Continue reading MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY (1797-1851)

Excerpt from M. Shelley’s “Frankestein or the Modern Prometheus” (1818)

Letter 4 “Last Monday (July 31st) we were nearly surrounded by ice, which closed in the ship on all sides, scarcely leaving her the sea-room in which she floated. our … Continue reading Excerpt from M. Shelley’s “Frankestein or the Modern Prometheus” (1818)


BIOGRAPHY William Blake (1757-1827) was born in London to a very humble family, at a very young age he was sent as an apprentice to an engraver for whom he spent several … Continue reading WILLIAM BLAKE 1757-1827

Open Questions on Feudalism – HOMEWORK

Answer the following questions: What is the wergeld and what was its purpose? 2. What was Feudalism based on and how did it change the society of the time in … Continue reading Open Questions on Feudalism – HOMEWORK

THOMAS GRAY 1716-1771

  THOMAS GRAY (1716-1771), was born in Cornhill, London. He belonged to the well-off middle class – his father was a scribe and his mother owned a shop of hats and … Continue reading THOMAS GRAY 1716-1771


For studying convenience purposes we will divide the ROMANTIC AGE in three separate sections, the first combines those authors that are normally considered EARLY ROMANTIC AGE writers, followed by the FIRST GENERATION OF ROMANTIC POETS … Continue reading EARLY ROMANTIC AGE – OUTLINE


Literary Outlook and Themes The last thirty years of the 18th century paved the way to the Romantic Age introducing new ideas and different perspectives. Richardson, in his novels, had … Continue reading THE ROMANTIC AGE