Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Jane Austen. British. 1814. Novel.
Wm. Cullen Bryant. American. 1815. Poetry. “To a Waterfowl.” Describes flight of bird, which renews belief in divine guidance.
Benjamin Constant de Rebecque. French. 1815. Novel. Adolphe. Precursor of modern psychological novel. Protagonist deeply influenced by a woman of strong intellectual convictions.
Sir Water Scott. British. 1815. Novel. Guy Mannering. Soap opera plot. Noted for characters Meg Merrilies and Dandie Dinmont.
Lord Byron. British. 1815. Poetry. “The Destruction of Sennacherib.” Vividly portrays the plague that struck down the invading army of the Assyria king in