By Jay Parini

Twenty-two of the main studied and hottest writers in British literature are reexamined during this moment retrospective complement to the" British Writers Series." Authors coated contain Jane Austen, Chaucer, Dickens, T. S. Eliot, Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde and others.

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R. Tolkien Birth of Rebecca West Death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1893 George Moore's Modern Painting 1894 Wilde's A Woman of No Importance and Salome Louis Sullivan's Transportation Building at World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago Kipling's The Jungle Book Rupert Brooke born Anton Bruckner's Te Deum Haggard's Allan Quatermain and She Hardy's The Woodlanders 1888 1889 Giuseppe Verdi's Othello George Moore's Esther Waters Benjamin Harrison elected president of the United States Henry James's The Aspern Papers Marx's Das Kapital (vol.

Polk elected president of the United States Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems, including "The Cry of the Children" Dickens 's Martin Chuzzlewit Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton Disraeli's Coningsby Macaulay's History of England (18481861) Mill's Principles of Political Economy Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed Thackeray's Vanity Fair Gerard Manley Hopkins born Death of Emily Bronte 1849 Bedford College for women founded Arnold's The Strayed Reveller The great potato famine in Ireland begins (1845-1849) Disraeli's Sybil Charlotte Bronte's Shirley Death of Thomas Hood Ruskin's The Seven Lamps of Architecture Death of Anne Bronte Repeal of the Corn Laws Death of Maria Edgeworth Richard Wagner's Tannhduser 1846 The year of revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland Marx and Engels issue The Communist Manifesto The Chartist Petition The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood founded Zachary Taylor elected president of the United States Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Dickens 's Dombey and Son Death of William Beckford 1845 The Ten Hours Factory Act xxxvi CHRONOLOGY 1850 Arnold's Poems, including "The Scholar Gypsy" and "Sohrab and Rustum" Charlotte Bronte's Villette The Public Libraries Act First submarine telegraph cable laid between Dover and Calais Millard Fillmore succeeds to the presidency after the death of Taylor Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese Carlyle's Latter-Day Pamphlets Elizabeth Gaskell's Crawford and Ruth 1854 Dickens' s Household Words (18501859) and David Copperfield Emerson's Representative Men Dickens' s Hard Times John Mitchel's Jail Journal Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Theodor Mommsen's History of Rome (1854-1856) Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" Thoreau's Walden Charles Kingsley's Alton Locke The Pre-Raphaelites publish the Germ Robert Louis Stevenson born Tennyson's In Memoriam Thackeray's The History of Pendennis Richard Wagner's Lohengrin Death of Wordsworth; The Prelude is published posthumously Death of Honore de Balzac 1851 1855 The Great Exhibition opens at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park Louis Napoleon seizes power in France Franz Liszt's Faust Symphony Olive Schreiner born Tennyson's Maud Thackeray's The Newcomes Trollope's The Warden Whitman's Leaves of Grass (first version) Death of Charlotte Bronte Meredith's Poems 1852 1853 Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin Thackeray's The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.

H. Lawrence's Aaron's Rod and England, My England Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt Ezra Pound's Hugh Selwyn Mauberly O'Neill's Anna Christie Paul Valery's Le Cimetiere Marin Pirandello's Henry IV Yeats' s Michael Robartes and the Dancer Death of Olive Schreiner Edith Sitwell's Facade Joyce's Ulysses Kurt Schwitters begins Ursonate (completed 1932) Gertrude Stein's Geography and Plays Britain signs peace with Ireland First medium-wave radio broadcast in the United States The British Broadcasting Corporation founded Braque's Still Life with Guitar Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room Yeats 's The Trembling of the Veil 1923 Chaplin's The Kid Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow xlvii The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics established French and Belgian troops occupy the Ruhr in consequence of Germany's failure to pay reparations CHRONOLOGY Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk) proclaims Turkey a republic and is elected president Warren G.

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