Tagged: british literature

Charles Dickens Biography

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is one of the best-known authors of Victorian England, and he has created some of the most memorable characters in British Literature. Early Life He was born on the 7th of...

The Storm by John Donne

Following his participation in the Islands Voyage, an unsuccessful 1597 naval campaign also known as the Essex-Raleigh Expedition, poet John Donne wrote “The Storm,” memorializing a storm at sea. The Storme To Mr. Christopher...

Understanding Emma’s World by Pamela Whalan

Understanding Emma’s World by Pamela Whalan

Understanding Emma’s World by Pamela Whalan Difficulties for modern readers Timeless Human Nature Good Breeding: A Marriage Consideration Wealth through Marriage: Dowries Work for Single Women Marriage as a Business Deal Men Earning Money:...

Jane Austen Biography

This brief Jane Austen biography by David Cody is likely to whet your appetite for learning more about Jane Austen and her works. 

Una and the Lion from Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene- {{PD-US}} – published in the US before 1923 and public domain in the US.

Spenser Timeline

What happened during Faerie Queene author Edmund Spenser’s life? This Spenser timeline covers the years from Spenser’s birth in 1552 to his death in 1599.

Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser Biography

The Life of Edmund Spenser Author of The Faerie Queene Spenser biography Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College Birth and early years Edmund Spenser was born in London near the...

Scholar and writer C.S. Lewis, as photographed by Walter Stoneman in 1955.

C. S. Lewis Biography

British writer and scholar C.S Lewis (1898–1963) is the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, Till We Have Faces, Mere Christianity, and many scholarly works.

Jonathan Swift Biography

Jonathan Swift Biography

This Swift biography paints a vivid portrait of the life and works of Jonathan Swift, an early British novelist. Introduction to Literature, Module 1.9.

Everyone wanted to meet Lord Byron after the publication of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage," which made him a celebrity.

Lord Byron Biography

Overview of Byron’s life Parents and birth Raised by his mother First love Pigots and poetry Out on his own Criticism and triumph House of Lords Travels across Europe Return to England “Childe Harold”...

Charlotte Brontë Biography

Charlotte Brontë Biography

The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell “Hand in hand they used to make their way to the glorious moors, which in after days they loved so passionately.” The Children Who Never Played...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Biography (1911)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Biography Family history and upbringing Meeting other poets Health troubles Praise and correspondence Browning’s courtship A secret wedding Published poetry Politics and posterity “God took her” Overview of married life and...

Robert Browning Biography (1911)

Robert Browning Biography (1911)

Robert Browning Biography Family background Early career & personality First major poems (Paracelsus and Sordello) Dramatic works Expanding poetic repertoire Marriage Browning’s masterpiece: The Ring and the Book Growing fame Later writings Beliefs (religious...

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature Cathy Duffy has posted a thoughtful review of Excellence in Literature on her website. In case you are not familiar with Duffy, she is the author of...

Level E4 Resource Updates

Level E4 Resource Updates

British Literature Updates Due to the ever-changing nature of the Internet, online resources sometimes move unexpectedly to new addresses. Here are the most recent updates for Level 4: British Literature. Remember, you can always type...

British Literature Videos

British Literature Videos

Each module has a page with links from the British Literature study guide, and those pages will have the most complete listings of all the helpful resources you’ll use for that module. However, I...

Honors Texts for British Literature

Honors Texts for British Literature

Honors Texts for British Literature (E4) The Honors Track for British Literature is outlined in the study guide and involves additional reading and writing and an optional exam. Another way you can use the honors texts is if you’ve...

Old Catalog Location

Old Catalog Location

The Catalog Has Moved! The current catalog is here: https://www.excellence-in-literature.com/catalog If you are looking for Transcripts Made Easy or other books published by Everyday Education, you may visit that website to learn more: www.Everyday-Education.com...

Texts for British Literature

Texts for British Literature

English IV: British Literature, A Survey Course What does British Literature cover? British Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literary survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for...