Monday, July 20, 2009

1821 - 1822: Kenilworth to Confessions...Opium Eater

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Sir Walter Scott. British. 1821. Novel. Kenilworth. Portrayal of Queen Elizabeth and her court. Kenilworth is a castle.

Aleksandr Gribotedov. Russian. 1822. Poetic Drama. Woe from Wit. Russian nobleman returns from trip to Europe and complains about the pettiness of Russian society. He is ostracized. Many lines have become popular proverbial phrases.

Sir Walter Scott. British. 1822. Novel. Peveril of the Peak. Cavalier in love with roundhead’s daughter. Popish plot of 1678. 128 characters.

Washington Irving. American. 1822. Stories. Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists. Collection of tales and sketches. Sequel to Sketch Book of Geoffrey, Crayon, Gent.

Thomas DeQuincey. British. 1822. Autobiography. Confessions of an English Opium Eater. Growth and effects of his habit of taking opium.

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