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In the seventeenth century the English readers of fiction were chiefly .

In the seventeenth century the English readers of fiction were chiefly supplied with material for reading by France where there had arisen a school of writers who told at great length the stories of several half-historical heroes. This book proved so successful that Defoe followed it the same year with the Far the, Adventures and, in 1720, with the Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe. In the next few years he published a series of more stories of adventure and picaresque novels including Moll Flanders. Eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson ((1709-1784) is one of the most significant figures in English literature.

Daniel Defoe, the founder of the early bourgeois realistic novel, was . Jonathan Swift, famous for his sharp tongue and sharper pen, was born in Dublin, of English parents aristocratic but poor.

Daniel Defoe, the founder of the early bourgeois realistic novel, was first and foremost, a journalist, and in many ways, the father of modern English periodicals. Defoe was born in London in a family of nonconformists. Daniel was to become a priest in the Nonconformist Church, but on completing his education he decided to engage in business. He never was a success in it and went bankrupt several times.

Defoe died in 1731 in London. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Jonathan Swift was one of the famous English writers of the Age of Enlightenment. In the 17th and 18th centuries Dublin grew to be the second city of the British Isles. Moreover, he was a bitter satirist of the beginning of the 18th century. In his "Battle of the Books" (1704) he supported the ancients. In the "Tale of a Tub" (1704) he attacked the religious ideas. Much of the beautiful architecture which its citizens cherish dates from this period. Although Swift was born in Dublin, his parents were both English connected with several important families, but themselves possessed little property.

1 The Rise of the Novel 2: Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Fielding The Rise of the Novel 2: Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Fielding Reminder: - rising number of printed items, growth of literacy, broadening readership → book market - journals, periodicals, -houses, clubs → public opinion, public debates; literature is part of a public conversation in the early eighteenth century - The Glorious Revolution (1688). Defoe’s? ( So certainly does Interest banish all manner of Affection, and so naturally do Men give up Honour and Justice, Humanity, and even Christianity, to secure themselves.

Irish Even 20th century century readers have been shocked by Swift’s hatred of mankind, and continue the 18th century debate between defenders an. .

In the first book the very small Lilliputians exemplify the meanness and pettiness of our world; The Lilliputians are cruel and treacherous, only great in their thirst for power; · In the second book proportions are reversed. Even 20th century century readers have been shocked by Swift’s hatred of mankind, and continue the 18th century debate between defenders and critics, a debate that Swift’s might have liked, as implied by what he wrote to his friend Pope: the chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert.

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Daniel Defoe, the founder of the early bourgeois realistic novel, was . In 1729, while at work on a book "The Complete English Gentleman", Defoe fell ill and in two years' time he died.

Daniel Defoe, the founder of the early bourgeois realistic novel, was first and foremost a journalist, and in many ways, the father of modern English periodicals. Daniel was to become a priest in the Nonconformist Church, but when his training was completed, he decided to engage in business as a hosier. It was his cherished desire to become wealthy, but his wish was never fulfilled. Defoe went bankrupt several times. He was always deep in debt.

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719) A satirical masterpiece that’s never been out of print, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels comes . 4. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson (1748).

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719). Crusoe’s world-famous novel is a complex literary confection, and it’s irresistible. A satirical masterpiece that’s never been out of print, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels comes third in our list of the best novels written in English. Clarissa is a tragic heroine, pressured by her unscrupulous nouveau-riche family to marry a wealthy man she detests, in the book that Samuel Johnson described as the first book in the world for the knowledge it displays of the human heart.