1817 to 1818: Lalla Rookh to Northanger Abbey.
Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Thomas Moore. Irish. 1817. Tales. Lalla Rookh. Four oriental tales. Daughter of emperor of
William Cullen Bryant. American. 1817. Poetry. “Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood.” Finds solace in the woods for the guilt and misery of the world.
Lord Byron. British. 1817. Poetic drama. Manfred. Hero sells himself to the Devil and lives without human sympathies in solitude in the
William Cullen Bryant. American. 1817. Poetry. Thanatopsis. Seeks comfort in Nature for death. Time comes to join the “innumerable caravan.”
Jane Austen. British. 1818. Novel. Northanger Abbey. Girl imagines Abbey is Gothic nightmare. Learns she is wrong.