Monday, October 26, 2009

1880 - 1881: "Tar Baby" to The Portrait of a Lady.

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Joel Chandler Harris. American. 1880. Story. “Tar Baby.” Rabbit is so incensed by Tar Baby’s unresponsiveness that he hits it until he is completely stuck.

Henry Adams. American. 1880. Novel. Democracy. Social and political satire based on the corruption of the second Grant administration.

Joel Chandler Harris. American. 1880. Tales. Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings. Stories based on traditional fables of the black race. In dialect. Animals with human qualities.

Henry James. American/British. 1881. Novel. The Portrait of a Lady. American woman inherits English fortune; marries impoverished dilettante. Finds out she was set up by his mistress for the sake of her money.

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