Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1906: Forsyte Saga to The Jungle

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

John Galsworthy. British. 1906. Novels. The Forsyte Saga. Large upper-middle-class London family of conventional materialistic businessmen. Marital issues.

O. Henry. American. 1906. Stories. The four Million. 25 short stories. Rebuttal to New York high society’s “Four Hundred.”

O. Henry. American. 1906. Story. “The Gift of the Magi.” He sells watch to buy her combs; she has hair cut off to buy him a watch fob.

Upton Sinclair. American. 1906. Novel. The Jungle. Grim account of life in the Chicago stockyards.

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