Monday, November 16, 2009

1892 - 1893: Lady Windermere's Fan to Death and the Fool.

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Oscar Wilde. British. 1892. Play. Lady Windermere’s Fan. Lady W’s mother saves her from the rash step of running away with Lord Darlington.

Ambrose Bierce. American. 1892. Stories. In the Midst of Life. 26 stories. Life subject to accident, coincidence. Twist endings. "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is one of his best known stories.

Francis Thompson. British. 1893. Poetry. “The Hound of Heaven.” “Autobiography” of a fugitive from God’s redemptive love.

Arthur Wing Pinero. British. 1893. Play. The Second Mrs. Tanqueray. Woman with a past tries to warn her husband that his daughter is involved with her former lover. His daughter charges her with her past and she commits suicide.

Hugo Von Hofmannstahl. German. 1893. Play. Death and the Fool. Three dead people whom he had treated with indifference appear to a nobleman on his approaching death.

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