Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1842: "The Pit and the Pendulum" to "Locksley Hall"

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Edgar Allan Poe. American. 1842. Story. “The Pit and the Pendulum.” Condemned by the Inquisition, the narrator narrowly escapes death.

George Sand. British. 1842. Novel. Consuelo. Gypsy girl raised in the streets of Venice becomes successful opera singer.

Tennyson. British. 1842. Poetry. “Break, Break, Break.” Inspired by the death of his friend Arthur Hallam.

Eugene Sue. French. 1842. Romance. The Mysteries of Paris. Kaleidoscope of life in Paris.

Tennyson. British. 1842. Poetry. “Locksley Hall.” Last look at youthful home where his lover married rich clown because of social, parental pressure.

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