Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Dickens. British. 1837/39. Novel. Oliver Twist. Depicts the world of poverty, crime, and workhouse of 19th-century
Edgar A. Poe. American. 1838. Novel. The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym.
Edgar A. Poe. American. 1838. Story. “Ligeia.” Narrator’s mysterious dark-haired wife dies after lingering illness. Marries Rowena. She dies. In opium state, he sees corpse of Rowena arise. She has been transformed into Ligeia.
Dickens. British. 1838. Novel. Nicholas Nickleby. Attacks schools and school masters; led to reformation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson. American. 1838. Speech. “The