Wednesday, July 29, 2009

1833: Eugenie Grandet to Tracts for the Times

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Balzac. French. 1833. Novel. Eugenie Grandet. Father, embodiment of greed and domestic tyranny, condemns his daughter to futile, joyless existence.

Thomas Carlyle. British. 1833. Satire. Sartor Resartus. Idealist finally realizes that the here and actual are the true ideal. Title: “Tailor Retailored.”

Balzac. French. 1833. Novel. The Country Doctor. Kindly spirit and indefatigable efforts on behalf of people of his village. Universally beloved.

Aleksandr Pushkin. Russian. 1833. Poetry. The Bronze Horseman. Ordinary individual vs. the power of the state. Curses statue of Peter the Great. Blames him for his fiancĂ©e’s death.

JH Newman. British. 1833/41. Nonfiction. Tracts for the Times. Designed to arrest the advance of liberalism in religious thought.

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