Sr. No.

Author/ Novelist

Novel/ Book and Date of Publication

Description

Period

1

Boccaccio

Decameron (1350)

Love stories in prose, Italian “novelle”

Brief History & Beginning

2

Thomas Malory

Morte d’Arthur (1485)

Romance, a story or series of stories of the legendary past, historical novel

3

F. Marion Crawford

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Novel as “pocket theatre”, “a long narrative in prose detailing the actions of fictitious people”

4

George Meredith

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“a summary of actual life”

5

Henry Fielding

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A comic epic in prose

6

Thomas Nashe

Unfortunate Traveller or The Life of Jack Wilton

Stories of action

7

William Caxton

Don Quixote (1498)

Plot and characterization organically connected

8

H.G. Wells

When the Sleeper Wakes, The World Set Free, Kipps, Mr. Polly

“the shape of things to come”

9

Arnold Bennett

The Old Wives’ Tale, Clayhanger

Industrial life

10

John Lyly

Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit

Didactic


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