The seventeenth century was not an era of drastic changes in the status or conditions of women. The first three quarters of the 16th century produced no great original work of literature in England. These women, along with others, expressed sentiments of countless women who were unable to speak, and brought attention and support to their concerns.
His letters show him as a man of common sense and not merely the crazy theorist of popular imagination. The works of Addison and Steele has already been mentioned.
His works are rugged and obscure but his vocabulary was excessive and bordered on the land of the tautology and redundancy. Like most of the prose writers of the period Defoe turned out a mass of political tracts and pamphlets.
His other writings are of miscellaneous nature. Scholarly analysis of nineteenth-century women has included examination of gender roles and resistance on either side of the Atlantic, most often focusing on differences and similarities between the lives of women in the United States, England, and France.
Previous writers, such as Browne, Clarendon, and Hobbes, had done remarkable and beautiful work in prose, but their style had not yet found itself. The pastoral machinery had been used by Vergil and by his modern imitators, not merely to portray the loves of Strephon and Chloe, or the idyllic charms of rustic life; but also as a vehicle of compliment, elegy, satire, and personal allusion of many kinds.
The essays of Lamb are unequalled in English. Written with a spontaneous freshness and an easy intimacy, they are the most interesting letters of their times.
Badman and The Holy War His The Shortest Way with the Dissenters invited official wrath. Two of his eclogues were paraphrases from Clement Marot, a French Protestant poet, whose psalms were greatly in fashion at the court of Francis I.
These essays were lighter and shorter than those of Rambler. Anne Askew, a well-educated, out-spoken English Protestant, was tried for heresy in ; her denial of transubstantiation was grounds for her imprisonment. The style of Macaulay and Carlyle are peculiar brands of the middle style.
Edmund Burke shares with Gibbon the place of the great prose stylist of the age.
There was a broad, easy mastery of the resources of language, a grace, fluency, and music which were new to English poetry. In their compressed energy of expression, in the impassioned way in which they tell their tale of grief and horror, there reside often a tragic power and art superior to any thing in English poetry between Chaucer and Spenser; superior to any thing in Chaucer and Spenser themselves, in the quality of intensity.
With the advancement of periodical press the short essay takes a great stride forward. The practice and the status of criticism were transformed in mid-century by the Monthly Review founded and the Critical Review founded In art he was particularly devoted to the landscape painting of Turner.Best Books of the 15th Century The best books published during the 15th century (January 1st, through December 31st ).
See also Most Rated Book By Year Tags: 15th-century, best, literature. 78 likes · Like. Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. From Chaucer to Spenser The 15th century was a barren period in English literary history.
It was nearly two hundred years after Chaucer's death before any poet came whose name can be written in the same line with his. Feb 23, · Fifteenth Century Literature Thus we find that the 15th century is a great era of preparation.
H.S. Bennet writes, “the break up of the old memorial system, the decline of chivalry, the isolation caused by the hundred years war, the rise of middle class, the increasing ability to read and write English—things such as these Author: English Literature. European and American women in the nineteenth century lived in an age characterized by gender inequality.
At the beginning of the century, women enjoyed few of the legal, social, or political. Try adding Ben Jonson to the 16th and 17th century lists or Christine de Pizan to 15th century!
Or Mary Wollstonecraft to this list, of course -- essentially any book where the "first published" notation on the respective book's page doesn't refer to the book's own/ real year of initial publication but the year of the first publication of.
Women's Literature in the 19th Century Feminism in Literature Women in the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries - Essay Smith notes difficulties in trying to determine seventeenth-century women.Download