Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Thackeray. British. 1845. Burlesque. The Rose and the Ring. Burlesque fairy tale. Magic rose and ring make possessions lovely and lovable.
Charles Dickens. British. 1845. Story. “The Cricket on the Hearth.” Christmas tale. Cricket chirps when all is well and silent when unhappiness pervades. Mysterious boarder.
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento.
Charles Dickens. British. 1845. Novel. Hard Times. Gradgrind. Effects of father on children. Harsh condemnation of industrial
Edgar Allan Poe. American. 1845. Story. “The Purloined Letter.” Letter used by cabinet minister for blackmail is found by Detective Dupin—in plain, but overlooked, sight.