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The Age of Dryden

Summary: Explores the period of English literature English literature the period dating from 1660 to 1700, the Restoration Age or the age of Dryden. Provides political, historical and social background detail. Discusses major literary contributions during this period.
In the history of English literature the period dating from 1660 to 1700 is called the Age of Dryden. Also called the Restoration Period, this was an era of change in political and social as well as in literary fields. In politics the period saw the reign of three rulers, two dynasties and a revolution. The social life of this period was influenced much by the French manners. The life of the people of England was greatly affected by the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of 1666. The city ravaged by the violent outbreak was later devastated by fire. The entire city was re-built. There was also a change in literary tastes during this time owing to the French influence. Literature appealed more to the head than to the heart and reason and good sense replaced emotion and imagination.

POLITICAL BACKGROUND

The year 1660 was a landmark in the history...

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