17th and 18th century literature

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The 17th & 18th_Centuries (The 17th and 18th Centuries & Development of the English Novel Part 1)

Literature of the 18th century refers to world literature produced during the 18th century. European literature of the 18th century refers to literature poetry, drama, satire, and novels produced in Europe during this period.
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British literature

This article covers British literature in the English language. Anglo-Saxon Old English literature is included, and there is some discussion of Latin and Anglo-Norman literature, where literature in these languages relate to the early development of the English language and literature. There is also some brief discussion of major figures who wrote in Scots , but the main discussion is in the various Scottish literature articles. The article Literature in the other languages of Britain focuses on the literatures written in the other languages that are, and have been, used in Britain. Irish writers have played an important part in the development of literature in England and Scotland , but though the whole of Ireland was politically part of the United Kingdom between January and December , it can be controversial to describe Irish literature as British.

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18th-Century Literature

Discover in a free daily email today's famous history and birthdays Enjoy the Famous Daily. Search the whole site. Ben Jonson, almost as prolific in his works for the stage as Shakespeare, achieves his most distinctive voice in two satirical comedies based on an interplay of characters seen as types. In the earlier of the two, Volpone , the characters are even given the Italian names of animals to point up their supposed natures. Volpone the fox pretends to be dying so as to extract gifts from people expecting an inheritance.



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