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You have selected two novels that emerge from the time period of our course For this assignment, you will choose one of those novels, and for that work, you should research the following:

  1. The historical and political climate of the time (prepare an overview, highlighting particular details that you find particularly important);
  2. The original reception of the work (was it popular and/or accepted at the time, or was unpopular originally);
  3. The critical history of the work (read select pieces of criticism about the work, and prepare an overview);

            4. The biography of the author (especially focusing on any relevance to the selected work);

            5. Your analysis of what you found and how it’s important to our current understanding of the

                work; this part should be at least 2-3 pages.

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