Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Nathaniel Hawthorne. American. 1852. Novel. The Blithedale Romance. Intellectual woman loses man to cuddly, clingy, pretty girl. Setting is a Utopian farm.
Herman Melville> American. 1852. Novel.
Wm. Makepeace Thackeray. British. 1852. Historical Novel. The History of Henry Esmond, Esquire. Tangled plot. Henry Esmond thinks he is illegitimate; actually, he is the lawful heir to the Esmond estate.
Leo Tolstoy. Russian. 1852/54/57. Autobiography. Childhood, Boyhood and Youth. Trilogy. Descriptions of life on provincial estate; among best depictions of nature in Russian literature.
Charlotte Bronte. British 1853. Novel. Villette. English girl teaches at a girls’ boarding school; secret love for a doctor. Recognizes true destiny with embittered headmaster, to whom she becomes engaged.