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
Tennyson. British. 1842. Poetry. “Break, Break, Break.” Inspired by the death of his friend Arthur Hallam.
Eugene Sue. French. 1842. Romance. The Mysteries of
Tennyson. British. 1842. Poetry. “Locksley Hall.” Last look at youthful home where his lover married rich clown because of social, parental pressure.