Monday, July 6, 2009

1811 - 1813: "Undine" to Pride and Prejudice

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Friedrich von Fouque. German. 1811. Tale. “Undine.” Tragic love between water spirit Undine, and a knight.

Goethe. German. 1811/33. Autobiography. Poetry and Truth. Attempt to explain the major strains of his inner development; the essential principles of his poetry.

Lord Byron. British. 1812. Narrative Poetry. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. Spenserian stanzas. Solitary pilgrimage. Evokes events, people associated with each place.

JR Wyss. Swiss. 1813. Novel. The Swiss Family Robinson. Adventures of a Swiss clergyman, his wife and four sons, shipwrecked on a desert island.

Jane Austen. British. 1813. Novel. Pride and Prejudice
. Darcy (pride) vs. Elizabeth (prejudice).

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