4. 4- The Caroline and Restoration period (1625-1689):

Restoration literature includes Paradise Lost and the Earl of Rochester's Sodom, as well as The Country Wife and Pilgrim's Progress. The most important poetic form of the era was satire which was published anonymously. John Dryden was set upon for being suspected of having written the Satire on Mankind. 

    Prose in this period is characterized by Christian religious writings, and the appearance of two genres: fiction and journalism.

    It is not easy to trace back the beginning of the English novel. One of the most significant figures in the rise of the novel in the Restoration period is Aphra Behn.

    As for drama, once the Puritan system's ban on public stage performance ended, it flourished again. The plays which dominated the literary scenes are the hard comedies of John Dryden