Chronology of World, British and American Literature.
Immanuel Kant. German. 1788. Philosophy. Critique of Practical Reason. Constructed philosophy of ethics based on practical reason or free will of man. Morality (conscience) is unconditional, universal, and is called the “categorical imperative.”
Goethe. German. 1788. Play. Egmont. Upright, straightforward hero unable to survive subtle political machinations.
Sarah Wentworth Morton. American. 1789. Novel. The Power of Sympathy. First
Anonymous. French. 1789. Nonfiction. Declaration of the rights of Man. Document setting forth the principles of the French Revolution. Modeled on the American Declaration of