William Godwin

William

Though the term ‘’ was not used in a positive sense until 1840, by the French writer PIERRE-JOSEPH PROUDHON, William Godwin is regarded as the founder of . Born at Wisbech on 7 March 1756, Godwin was raised by a strict Baptist father, and became a Sandemanian Baptist minister in 1778. By 1783, however, he had abandoned his religious beliefs and calling for a career as a historian,

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Transcendentalism

Transcendentalism

The most important movement in the first half of the nineteenth century that was both philosophical and theological, and dealt with social issues was Transcendentalism. Its foremost spokesperson was RALPH WALDO (1803–82), who, after Edwards and Franklin, was among the earliest US thinkers to have a contemporary influence outside the USA. In addition to , transcendentalist thinkers included Orestes Brownson (1803– 76),

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Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine (354–430)

Augustine was born in what is now Tunisia, at that time part of the Roman Empire. He taught in Rome, studied Neoplatonic philosophy, was converted to Christianity in 386, and returned to Africa, where he became a bishop. His immense literary output molded the thinking of the Church ever afterwards. Best known of his works are the Confessions, an autobiographical account of his life and thought, and The City of God, a vast survey of history, the role of Christian revelation, and its teachings about the destiny of humanity.

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Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings is a high fantasy epic written by philologist and University of Oxford professor . The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s earlier, less complex children’s The Hobbit (1937), but eventually developed into a much larger work. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during the Second World War. It is the second best-selling novel ever written with over 150 million copies sold.

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Frankestein

Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley about an experiment that generates a monster. Shelley began writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley’s name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by , first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, , education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a

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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. It is a love triangle novel.

The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce, first serialised in the magazine The Egoist from 1914 to 1915, and published first in book format during 1916 by B. W. Huebsch, New York. The first English edition was published by the Egoist Press during February 1917. The story describes the formative years of the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology, Daedalus.

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Heart of Darkness

Download Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness Theatrical Trailer Heart of Darkness is a novella by Joseph Conrad. prior to its 1903 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood’s Magazine. It was onsidered by the Modern Library website editors as one of the “100 best novels” and part of the Western canon.

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