Tagged: british literature

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.

Lord Byron Biography

Lord Byron Biography

Biography of George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) 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...

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...