Chronology of World, British and American Literature.
Dostoevsky. Russian. 1871. Novel. The Possessed. Depicts revolutionary movement in
Walt Whitman. American. 1871. Essay. “Democratic Vistas.” Sees decline in vigor and moral consciousness in post-Civil War
George Eliot. British. 1871/72. Novel. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life. Idealistic woman, disillusioned by marriage to a scholar, makes an effort to contribute to medical reform; gives up her inheritance to marry the man she really loves.
Emile Zola. French. 1871/93. Novels. Les Rougon-Macquart. Twenty novels. National and social history of a family during the