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- Explore the poems and biography of Lord Byron.
- Read and summarize Byron's Don Juan.
- Discover the major novels of Jane Austen.
- Study the writings of sisters Charlotte and Emily Bronte.
- Analyze the plot and characters of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
1. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography
Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.
2. Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis
When a complicated, fascinating writer like Lord Byron devotes a huge chunk of his life to a single, sprawling work, you're assured a product that's just like its author, except when it isn't. In this lesson, you'll learn about Lord Byron's epic masterpiece, 'Don Juan.'
3. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels
When you hear the name 'Jane Austen' you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.
4. Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors
Long before JK Rowling dreamed up Fred and George Weasley, Charlotte and Elizabeth Bronte accomplished impressive things as siblings. Their family history is a sad one though, and their feelings of loss are evident in their most famous novels, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
5. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film
FIRE BAD! That may be the depth of your experience with Frankenstein. But before he broke into pop culture, the character had a rich literary history. Watch our lesson to learn more!
6. Henry Fuseli: Biography, Paintings & The Nightmare
In this lesson, you'll learn about Swiss-born artist, Henri Fuseli, and his unique imagery. Trained as a minister but determined to be an artist, Fuseli moved to England, where he was known for fantastic paintings with strong supernatural elements and became an early important figure in British Romantic art.
7. Ivanhoe: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson you will learn about the adventures of Ivanhoe, a Saxon knight, and the historical context in which his adventures take place. Take a look at the summary and analysis and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Rob Roy: Summary & Author
This lesson provides you with a summary of 'Rob Roy' and introduces you to its author, Sir Walter Scott. Learn about the famous Scottish author and his book about a famous Scottish outlaw. Then test your knowledge with the quiz!
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