Monday, September 14, 2009

1856 - 1857: Mozart.... to Tom Brown's School Days

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Eduard Morike. German. 1856. Novel. Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag (Mozart on His Trip to Prague). Mood: essential joy in Mozart’s creative energy and melancholy premonition of death.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik. British. 1856. Novel. John Halifax, Gentleman. Orphan by perseverance, fortitude, establishes himself in life despite humble origin.

Thackeray. British. 1857. Novel. The Virginians. Twin grandsons; boyhood in America; various experiences in England. Through American Revolution in which each fights on a different side.

Charles Baudelaire. French. 1857. Poetry. The Flowers of Evil (Les fluers du mal). Conflict of good, evil; seeks beauty or good in perverse, grotesque, morbid.

Thomas Hughes. British. 1857. Novel. Tom Brown’s School Days. Life in an English public school. Shy, homesick boy develops manly, robust qualities.

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