Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Joel Barlow. American. 1796. Poetry. “The Hasty Pudding.” Mock epic. Describes making and eating
Goethe. German. 1797. Epic Poetry. Hermann and Dorothea. Idyllic. Honesty and simplicity of the love between two main characters as a balance to the unrest of the times.
Coleridge. British. 1797. Poetry. “Kubla Khan.” Unfinished. Interrupted by a visitor. Precursor of symbolism and surrealism.
Friedrich Holderlin. German. 1797/99. Epistolary Novel. Hyperion or the Hermit in
Wordsworth. British. 1798. Poetry. “Simon Lee.” Helps an old huntsman dig up the root of a tree and learns of the huntsman’s life.