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Great Authors of the British Isles

Great Authors of the British Isles introduces the extraordinary body of English literature with such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot, J. K. Rowling and more.
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GBA $200.00/yr
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Program 1: Beowulf to Shakespeare
  • 8th Century AD - Beowulf
  • 14th Century - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • 1387 - 1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer Writes The Canterbury Tales
  • 1594 - Shakespeare Pens Romeo and Juliet
GBA-001 $25.00/yr
Program 2: The Renaissance Writers
  • 1581 - Sir Francis Bacon, Renaissance Man
  • 1587 - Christopher Marlowe Writes Tamburlaine the Great
  • 1590 - Edmund Spenser Publishes The Faerie Queene
  • 1592 - Sir Walter Ralegh's The Ocean to Cynthia
  • 1598 - Ben Jonson Establishes a New Kind of Comedy
  • 1631 - John Donne Delivers His Own Death Sermon
  • 1658 - John Milton Begins Paradise Lost
GBA-002 $25.00/yr
Program 3: Augustan and Romantic Poets
  • 1681 - The Age of Dryden Begins
  • 1712 - Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock
  • 1755 - Dr Johnson Completes A Dictionary of the English Language
  • 1786 - Robert Burns' Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect
  • 1819 - Lord Byron Pens Don Juan
  • 1790 - 1830 - The Four Romantic Poets
  • 1850 - Wordsworth's Spiritual Autobiography Ends
  • 1850 - Alfred Lord Tennyson is Made Poet Laureate of England
  • 1864 - The Brownings
GBA-003 $25.00/yr
Program 4: Early Novelists
  • 1679 - John Bunyan, Father of the English Novel
  • 1749 - Henry Fielding Writes Tom Jones
  • 1813 - Pride and Prejudice, a Novel by Jane Austen
  • 1819 - Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe
  • 1837 - Charles Dickens Begins Oliver Twist
  • 1847 - The Bronte Sisters
  • 1886 - Robert Louis Stevenson Introduces Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
GBA-004 $25.00/yr
Program 5: Children's Literature
  • 1719 - Daniel Defoe Pens Robinson Crusoe
  • 1865 - Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • 1901 - Beatrix Potter Publishes The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • 1926 - A.A. Milne Creates Winnie the Pooh
  • 1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien Writes The Hobbit
  • 1961 - James and the Giant Peach, a Title by Roald Dahl
  • 1997 - J.K. Rowling Introduces Harry Potter
GBA-005 $25.00/yr
Program 6: The Genre Innovators
  • 1818 - Mary Shelley Gives Rise to Frankenstein
  • 1887 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Introduces Sherlock Holmes
  • 1895 - H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
  • 1932 - 1948 - Huxley and Orwell Pen Dystopian Novels
  • 1934 - Agatha Christie, First Woman of Detective Fiction
  • 1953 - Ian Fleming Writes the First Bond Spy Thriller
GBA-006 $25.00/yr
Program 7: 20th Century Poets and Playwrights
  • 1907 - Rudyard Kipling Wins Nobel Prize
  • 1920 - John Galsworthy's The Skin Game is Performed
  • 1922 - T.S. Eliot, Intellectual Giant
  • 1937 - The '30s Poets
  • 1953 - Dylan Thomas, Larger - Than - Life Poet, Dies
  • 2005 - Harold Pinter Wins the Nobel Prize
GBA-007 $25.00/yr
Program 8: 20th Century Novelists
  • 1902 - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  • 1922 - Virginia Woolf's Bloomsbury Group
  • 1924 - E. M. Forster Writes A Passage to India
  • 1928 - D.H. Lawrence Shocks the World
  • 1944 - W. Somerset Maugham's Prophetic The Razor's Edge
  • 1954 - William Golding Writes Lord of the Flies
  • 1969 - John Fowles, The Existentialist
  • 2007 - Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winner
GBA-008 $25.00/yr