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18th-Century Literature (1700-1789):

18 th -Century Literature (1700-1789)

Defining Features & Traits:

Defining Features & Traits Age of Enlightenment & Reason: common sense over superstition rise of the novel family life & marriage plots social class and upward mobility * Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (1755)

Some Noteworthy Poets:

Some Noteworthy Poets Alexander Pope The Rape of the Lock (mock-heroic) Jonathan Swift “A Description of a City Shower” “The Lady’s Dressing Room” Anne Finch “The Introduction”

Four Major Novelists:

Four Major Novelists Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels Samuel Richardson Pamela and Clarissa Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

Gothic Novels:

Gothic Novels Melodramatic literature full of ghosts, supernatural horror, incest, insane monks and nuns, dark castles, evil older men in pursuit of terrified young virgins who tend to faint Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho

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