Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015 – February: Renaissance (1500 – 1670)

Although the Italian Renaissance is most familiar to students, the literary output of Renaissance England rivals anything else of the period. Spanning the years 1500-1660, the English Renaissance produced some of the greatest works of literature the world has known. The spirit of optimism, unlimited potential, and the stoic English character all coalesced to generate literature of the first order. At the same time, England graduated from an overlooked “barbarian” nation to a seat of commercial power and influence. This power naturally translated into a literature that was bold, sweeping, innovative, and trend-setting. Poets experimented with form, and dramatists revived and reinvented the classical traditions of the Greeks and Romans. [Source]

Some of Renaissance authors:
(you may pick other authors outside this list)

William Shakespeare
Christopher Marlowe
John Milton
Sir Thomas More
Niccolo Machiavelli

You can submit your review posts on Renaissance books in the linky below (linky will be opened on February 15th, 2015)


  1. seem to have missed the deadline - sorry - thought it closed on the 15th but obviously not - my internet connection has been down this week have only just got it back - if anyone is interested here my link to Feb challenge…ment-challenge/

  2. and also this one - I read two:)…ment-challenge/

  3. although it says it was posted on 16th it was 15th, evening about 6-7 pm here - so when exactly (what time in the world do these linkys close?

  4. Hi Alberta, sorry for my late reply.
    I think it's because of the different time zone. Mine is GMT +7, and always set the closing time at 11:55 pm on the 15th. But apparently inlinkz closed it at 10:55 pm, and I don't know why it happened.

    Maybe you can compare the closing time in the current linky (March Enlightenment) with your own time. It should be at 10:55 pm on the 15th, so if it's different with yours, you can deduct/add the defisit to your own deadline in the future. I hope it helps, and sorry for the inconvenienve.

  5. I think I need to deduct 7 hours in that case - best of all will be to post on the 13th:) then no prob. I was fooled because your address is a so just assumed the linky was running on GMT time must never do that in cyberspace I really should no better -I still would have missed it because of conection being down that week - heigh ho - still I know I read them and am still on course. So far, am way out of comfort zone but am so pleased this challenge is making me read these books - thanks

    1. Glad that it is solved.
      Look forward to your reviews on this month's Enlightenment lit then... ;)


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