Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Mark Twain. American. 1876. Novel. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom and Huck witness a murder, flee, return home to hear their own eulogies.
Stephane Mallarme. French. 1876. Poetry. “The Afternoon of a Faun.” Wandering thoughts of a faun on a drowsy summer afternoon.
Ivan Turgenev. Russian. 1877. Novel. Virgin Soil. Concerns the revolutionary movement in
Gustave Flaubert. French. 1877. Story. “A Simple Heart.” Endless self-denial of Felicite’s existence. Only her faith remains.
Anna Sewell. British. 1877. Novel. Black Beauty, the Autobiography of a Horse. Imaginary autobiography of a horse. Describes ill treatment. Pleads for humane treatment of animals.