Tag Archives: British Literature

Restoration Theater

One thing I haven’t been slacking on are my studies in British Literature, my latest round concerning the subject of Restoration Theater. The period is called The Restoration because the monarchy was “restored” after the socially suppressive Commonwealth held control … Continue reading

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Clarissa

Lovelace’s Kidnapping of Clarissa Harlowe (1867) by Edouard Louis Dubufe. Anyone who’s ever been involved with the study of English Literature has more than likely been instructed to read Clarissa, by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. This gargantuan tome of … Continue reading

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Pamela

Published in 1741, Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded was the equivalent of Stars Wars in 1977. The book found a vast, English audience with jolting sensation, and like Star Wars, laid the path for a series of imitations seeking to acquire … Continue reading

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Bright Star

Bright Star was a must see. Not for the reasons one may generally assume, that by the DVD cover, the story is about love–a fact that wouldn’t deter me however–but that the story concerns a famous poet: and where famous … Continue reading

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