Wednesday, July 22, 2009

1823 - 1825: Leatherstocking Tales to Boris Godunov

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

James F. Cooper. American. 1823/41. Novels. The Leatherstocking Tales. Follows the career of Natty Bumppo from youth to death.

James Morier. British. 1824. Romance. The Adventures of Hajii Baba of Ispahan. Picaresque romance. Life in Persia. Roguery takes hero into all spheres of Persian society.

Sir Walter Scott. British. 1825. Novel. The Talisman. Knight in disguise in the Holy Land under Richard I. Richard and Saladin are leading figures. Talisman is a healing amulet used by Saladin to cure Richard’s illness.

Jose Joaquin Olmeda. Ecuador. 1825. Poetry. Canto A Bolivar: La Victoria de Junin. Dedicated to Simon Bolivar; forerunner of the romantic movement in South America.

Aleksandr Pushkin. Russian. 1825. Play. Boris Godunov. Former Czar of Russia. Tortured by guilt for his murder of a prince.

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