Gulliver’s Travels (1726) is a peculiar travel novel, books about journeys were quite popular at the time as they were often used by their authors to convey their philosophical theories, … Continue reading Gulliver in Brobdingnag
A quick overview of the main points regarding the historical background of “The Augustan Age”.
BRITISH GOLDEN AGE The 18th century, in Britain, is generally considered a golden age, it is a time of surprising broad views and growing freedoms, an age of greater individual … Continue reading THE RISE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE NOVEL
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)