Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Dostoevsky. Russian. 1861/62. Novel. Nonfiction. The House of the Dead. Life in the Siberian prison. Based on Dostoevsky’s personal experience.
Victor Hugo. French. 1862. Novel. Les Miserables. Peasant steals loaf of bread, escapes from prison, becomes respected citizen fearful of being caught. Battle of Waterloo and flight through the
George Meredith. British. 1862. Poetry. Modern Love. 50 poems. 16 lines each. Thoughts of married couple who perceive that their love is dying.
Julia Ward Howe. American. 1862. Song. “
Ivan Turgenev. Russian. 1862. Novel. Fathers and Sons. Portrays conflicts between older aristocratic generation, new democratic intelligentsia.