Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Charles Dickens. British. 1848. Novel. Dombey and Son. Father bitter on death of son; rejects loving daughter after business failure. They are reconciled.
Elizabeth Gaskell. British. 1848. Novel. Mary Barton. Inhumanities suffered by impoverished weavers of
Anne Bronte. British. 1848. Novel. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Marriage destroyed by a dissipated husband.
Edgar Allan Poe. American. 1848. Essay. “
Marx/Engels. German. 1848. Nonfiction. The Communist Manifesto. Pamphlet. Analyzes history as class conflict; envisions classless society without personal property.