Friday, July 3, 2009

1810 - 1811: Knickerbocker History.... to Bethgelert....

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Washington Irving. American. 1809. Satire. Knickerbocker History of New York. Mocks pretensions of early historians and Dutch manners and morals in New York.

Sir Walter Scott. British. 1810. Poetry. “The Lady of the Lake.” Ellen Douglas and her suitors in the troubled times of border warfare.

Heinrich von Kleist. German. 1810. Play. Das Katchen von Heilbronn. Perfect love of Katchen for Count von Strahl. Devotion. Knightly and supernatural adventures.

Jane Austen. British. 1811. Novel. Sense and Sensibility. Two sisters represent sense and sensibility respectively in how they deal with lost suitors. Dignity and restraint vs. violently expressed grief.

William Robert Spencer. British. 1811. Poetry/Ballad. “Bethgelert or the Grave of the Grreyhound.” Dog appears to have killed the baby and is stabbed. Actually he had saved the baby from a wolf.

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