Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Dostoevsky. Russian. 1879/80. Novel. The Brothers Karamazov. Who killed Fyodor Karamazov?
Tolstoy. Russian. 1879/81. Nonfiction A Confession. Account of a spiritual crisis; discontent with his life in civilized society . Living close to nature essential.
Lew Wallace. American. 1880. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Aristocratic Jew; false Roman friend, Messala. Galley slave; chariot race; converted to Christianity.
George W. Cable. American. 1880. Novel. The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life.
Emile Zola. French. 1880. Novel. Nana. Product of a squalid environment becomes a prostitute; leads dissipated existence.