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Aleksandra Pushkin

-Russian Poet, Playwright, short story writer


-later work: innovative, experiments with language form, and characterization


--"Boris Goduvov" (1831) famous verse tragedy


--"Eugene Onegin" (1833) most important work

Nikolai Gogol

Russian Playwright, Novelist, short story writer


-Sharp satirical prose, innovative style


--"Dead Souls" (1842) novel, satire on feudal Russia


-Became delusional and starved himself to death in 1852 after becoming obsessed with religion and falling under the influence of a fanatical priest

William Cullen Bryant



American Poet, Critic, and Prose Writer


--"Thanatopsis" (1817) a revelry on death, most famous work


***Enjoyed NATURE and lots of his work touches on NATURAL BEAUTY


--"To a Waterfowl" (1821) -love for natural world, became a milestone in American poetry


--"Early American Verse" - volume helped build the foundation for American literary tradition

John Dryden

English poet, Playwright, and Literary Critic


**Verse satire


--"To His Sacred Majesty" poem written for Charles II RESTORATION to the throne




-seventeenth century



John Keats

English Romantic Poet


-six odes written in 1819


**Symbolism, frailty of life, and the power of creative art


--"Lamia," "The Eve of St. Agnes," "Hyperion"


--"Endymion" epic based on Greek Mythology

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American Romantic poet


*Long narrative poems


--"Hiawatha" (1855), "Tales of the Wayside Inn" (1863)--"Paul Revere's Ride"


-Professor at Harvard


short poems: "The Arsenal at Springfield," "The Wreck of the Hesperus," "A Psalm of Life"

Sir Walter Scott

Scottish Romantic Poet, Historical Novelist, and playwright


**Narrative poetry with romantic theme, medieval times


-"The Lady of the Lake," The Lay of the Last Minstrel"--breakthrough poems


--"Waverly Novels" -historical novels

Robert Browning

English Victorian Poet (and playwright)


*Known for characterization, psychological nuances, and colorful, DRAMATIC dialogue


--"Dramatic Lyrics" (1842)


--"Dramatic Personae" (1864)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Victorian English Poet


--"Sonnets from the Portuguese" (1850)


--"Aurora Leigh" (1857) -verse novel, autobiographical


*Poetry evokes England and Italy and themes of SOCIAL JUSTICE

Lord Alfred Tennyson

Victorian English Poet


"Poems, Chiefly Lyrical" (1830) -volumes of poetry


--"Idylls of the King" (1885) epic poems based on the legend of King Arthur


*Wrote of history, honor, and faith


*Victorian values


*mastered technical elements of poetry

William Makepeace Thackeray

Victorian English Novelist and Satirist


-known for SATIRICAL WORKS


--"Vanity Fair" (1849) -follows Becky Sharp who tries to climb the social ladder of English society


--"The Luck of Barry Lyndon" (1852)


*described moralistic hypocracy of British society

Frydor Dostoyevsky

Russian Novelist, journalist, and short story writer


*Master of psychological character


--"Crime and Punishment" (1867) -about a murder and its aftermath


--"The Idiot" (1874), "The Possessed" (1872), "THe Brothers Karamazov" (1880)- deal with the criminal mind and struggles within the human psyche

James Fenimoor Cooper

First American Novelist


-"The Leatherstocking Tales"


--"The Pilot"-1 of a series of adventure novels in nautical settings


--3 novels "Littlepage" -address American social issues




*Social criticism attacking American democracy