Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Ralph Waldo Emerson. American. 1852. Poetry. “Days.” “He is only rich who owns the day.”
Ivan Turgenev. Russian. 1852. Stories. A Sportsman’s Sketches. Life on typical great feudal estates in
Harriet Beecher Stowe. American. 1852. Novel. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly. Trials, suffering and human dignity of Uncle Tom; setting is
Charles Dickens. British. 1852. Novel. Bleak House. Attacks the delays and archaic absurdities of the courts. Litigation uses up all the money.
Alexandre Dumas, fils. French. 1852. Play. Camille. Beautiful courtesan scorns wealthy protector and escapes with her penniless lover. Gives him up at the request of his family. Tragic reunion of lover and the dying Camille.