Chronology of World, British and American Literature.
Bret Harte. American. 1869. “The Outcasts of Poker Flat.” Outcasts sacrifice themselves in a blizzard so that a young eloping couple may live.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti. British. 1869. Poetry. “The Ballad of the Dead Ladies.” Translation of a poem by medieval poet Francois Villon.
Anthony Trollope. British. 1869/80. Novels. The Parliamentary (Palliser) Novels. Novels about political life in
Thomas Bailey Aldrich. American. 1870. Novel. The Story of a Bad Boy. Semi-autobiographical; not bad, just human; youth in
Bret Harte. American. 1870. Poetry. “Plain Language from Truthful James.” Chinese card shark gets the better of “Truthful” and Bill Nye.