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Unformatted text preview: Restoration period is also called the Augustan Age because many writers openly imitated Greek and Roman literature. The term Augustan is a reference comparing King George I to Emperor Augustus Caesar of Rome; London considered center of literary universe, much as ancient Rome was during days of Augustus, Virgil, & Horac Alexander Pope; Addison and Steele; Jonathan Swift The Age of Johnson (1750-1798) Named after Samuel Johnson (17091784), the most famous writer of his generation; bridges span b/w the Enlightenment and the Romantic Age; during this time some writers began to move away from the ideals of Neoclassicism toward the freer, more emotional, more natural style of the Romantics. Samuel Johnson; Charlotte Smith;...
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