1. George Eliot regarded Ruskin as “one
of the greatest teachers of the age.” (The Victorian Age)
2. The son of a joiner, he was
apprenticed as a printer. He remained a printer throughout his life. He was
asked to prepare a series of modern letters for those who could not write for
themselves. This humble task taught him the art of expressing himself in letters
– He is the novelist Samuel Richardson.
3. It has been described as a “novel without predecessors”, the product of an original mind and became immediately popular. It is a peculiar blend of pathos and humour, though the pathos is sometimes overdone to the point of becoming offensively Sentimental. The novel was published in 1760. The name of the novel is Tristram Shandy
4. George Eliot’s attempt to write a
historical novel of the Italian Renaissance was not successful. The novel was
5. An important poet and playwright who
in the 1960s led the Black Arts Movement, in the spirit of negritude, posited a
“Black Aesthetic” that expressed a pan-African, organic and whole sensibility.
He is Amiri Baraka.
6. “Competence to age is supplementary
to youth, a sorry supplement indeed, but I fear the best that is to be had. We
must ride where we formerly walked: live better and be softer and shall be wise
to do so- than we had means to do in the good old days you speak of.” Lamb speaks these words to Bridget.