Genre Transformations

1580 - 1780

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The Faerie Queene

1596

By Edmund Spenser, Epic Poem

Paradise Lost (10 Books)

1667

Paradise Lost (12 Books)

1674

John Milton ( splitting books 7- 10)

Mac Flecknoe (Circulation in Manuscript)

1676

Mac Flecknoe ( Print Publication)

1682

Pirated Publication of Mac Flecknoe - subtitle 'A Satyr upon the True-Blew- Protestant Poet, T.S. By the Author of Absalom & Achitopel'

Mac Flecknoe (Authorized Print)

1684

Oroonoko

1688

Aphra Behn Prose Fiction- Novel genre

The Rape of The Lock

1712

Alexander Pope (1st edition)

The Rape of the Lock (Divine Machinery)

1714

Alexander Pope

The Rape of the Lock (fully moral)

1717

Alexander Pope

Pamela

1740

Samuel Richardson and after this was a massive response through literature and media

Joseph Andrews

1742

Henry Fielding

Evelina

1778

Frances Burney

Author's Bibliography

Edmund Spenser

1552 - 1599

Epic and Sonnet Poetry

Sir Philip Sidney

1554 - 1586

Sonnet Expert - Astrophel and Stella

William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

Shakespearean Sonnet

John Donne

1572 - 1631

Poetry - Lyric and Sonnet

John Milton

1608 - 1674

John Dryden

1631 - 1700

Mock Epic

Aphra Behn

1640 - 1689

Female Prose Author and Play Writer

Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

Mock Epic

Samuel Richardson

1689 - 1761

Epistolary Prose Fiction

Henry Fielding

1707 - 1754

Frances Burney

1752 - 1840

Author and Playwright