Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1913: Pollyanna to Virginiq

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Eleanor H. Porter. American. 1913. Novel. Pollyanna. Always looks on the bright side in her numerous trials.

George Bernard Shaw. British. 1913. Play. Pygmalion. Phonetics teacher transforms guttersnipe into an elegant woman.

Compton Mackenzie. British. 1913. Novel. Sinister Street. Novel of growing up. Childhood and youth of illegitimate children of wealthy parents.

D.H. Lawrence. British. 1913. Novel. Sons and Lovers. Autobiographical. Because of bond with mother, can’t give love to other women.

Ellen Glasgow. American; 1913. Novel Virginia. Southern woman between 1884 and 1912. Unhappy marriage; can’t adapt to new environment. Loses respect of her husband and daughters, but retains the love of her son. Analysis of social change facing women in the early 20th century.

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