Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Gustave Flaubert. French. 1862. Novel. Salambo. Set in ancient
George Eliot. British. 1863. Novel. Romola. After marriage to a hedonistic man, Romola, a Florentine woman, comes under the influence of Savonarola and finds peace.
Longfellow. American. 1863. Poetry. Tales of a Wayside Inn. Structure modeled on the Canterbury Tales and the Decameron. Tales reflect Longfellow’s interest in the Middle Ages.
Charles Kingsley. British. 1863. Fantasy. The Water-Babies, a Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Adventures of a chimney sweep who falls into the river and is transformed into a miniature merman.
Emerson. American. 1863. Poetry. “