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

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

Open Questions on “Beowulf” HOMEWORK

Why does Beowulf refuse to rest and chooses battle instead? What Anglo-Saxon concept does our hero emphasize with the following words: It is Always better to avenge dear ones than to … Continue reading Open Questions on “Beowulf” HOMEWORK

Excerpt from Defoe’s “The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders” (1722)

MOLLY BECOMES A THIEF “I lived two years in this dismal condition, wasting that little I had, weeping continually over my dismal circumstances, and, as it were, only bleeding to … Continue reading Excerpt from Defoe’s “The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders” (1722)


Brief Biographies Charlotte and Emily Bronte were born in Yorkshire, they were the daughters of the curate of Haworth, a small town in the moors where the sisters spent most … Continue reading CHARLOTTE AND EMILY BRONTE

JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817)

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen BIOGRAPHY Jane Austen, one of the best known English … Continue reading JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817)