Friday, July 31, 2009

1835 - 1836: Danton's Death to Pickwick Papers

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Georg Buchner. German. 1835. Play. Danton’s Death. Starkly realistic. Tired, apathetic in beginning; idealistic commitment when he defies Robespierre.

Nathaniel Hawthorne. American. 1835. Story. “Young Goodman Brown.” Young Puritan discovers that all his respected townsmen, even his wife, are in league with Satan.

Elias Lonnrott (Compiler). Finnish. 1835/49. Epic Tradition. Kalevala. Finnish national epic. Origin of the world. Adventures of three sons of Kaleva.

Ralph Waldo Emerson. American. 1836. Poetry. “Concord Hymn.” “Shot heard ‘round the world.”

Dickens. British. 1836. Novel. Pickwick Papers. Contains well known characters and caricatures. Letters and manuscripts about club’s activities. If you have not read it, it's hilarious.

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