Wednesday, August 19, 2009

1845: Rose and the Ring to "The Purloined Letter."

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. Argentina. 1845. Nonfiction. Facundo. Famous for description of Argentine pampas and of gaucho types, the outlaw and the tracker.

Charles Dickens. British. 1845. Novel. Hard Times. Gradgrind. Effects of father on children. Harsh condemnation of industrial England.

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.

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