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Birth of the British Novel

   2011    Art
Author Henry Hitchings explores the lives and works of Britain's radical and pioneering 18th-century novelists who, in just 80 years, established all the literary genres we recognise today. It was a golden age of creativity led by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Fanny Burney and William Godwin, amongst others. Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Tom Jones and Tristram Shandy are novels that still sparkle with audacity and innovation. On his journey through 18th-century fiction, Hitchings reveals how the novel was more than mere entertainment, it was also a subversive hand-grenade that would change British society for the better. He travels from the homes of Britain's great and good to its lowliest prisons, meeting contemporary writers like Martin Amis, Will Self, Tom McCarthy and Jenny Uglow on the way.
Through the Wormhole
Through the Wormhole

   2011    Science
The Universe Season 7
The Universe Season 7

   2014    Science
The Crime of the Century
The Crime of the Century

   2021    Medicine
History of the World
History of the World

   2012    History
How Art Made the World
How Art Made the World

   2006    Art
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
Explained
Explained

   2018    Technology
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture