Wednesday, July 8, 2009

1814 - 1815: Mansfield Park to "The Destruction of Sennacherib"

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Jane Austen. British. 1814. Novel. Mansfield Park. Girl adopted by rich uncle’s family emerges triumphant after a soap opera plot.

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 Palestine, 7th century, BC.

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