1. Historical facts


II. Other prose writings (non-fiction)



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II. Other prose writings (non-fiction)


  • contemporary historical writings as factual narratives eg. Swift’s ”The Conduct of Allies”(1712) and survey histories eg. David Hume, History of England (1750s-60s)

  • philosophical writings eg. Bernard Mandeville, Fable of the Bees (1714); works of Berkeley, Hume, Locke – speech-based prose, simple sentence-structures, lucid style, conversational tone

  • political writings and pamphlets with their attacking satirical tone (Swift’s and Defoe’s works)

  • biographical writings eg. Dr. Johnson, Lives of the Poets (1770s-80s)

  • personal writings, mostly journals and letters eg. Swift’s Journal to Stella, ’private’ letters of Horace Walpole and Lady Mary Wortley Montague – 1st person narrative, artistic






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