What are the major authors and works during the period of 1865-1912?

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This crosses into the Realism and Modernism movements, and is also part of what Harold Bloom calls the Democratic Age.

This time period is bookended by two heavyweights: the end of Dickens (Great Expectations, 1861) and the beginning of Joyce (Dubliners, 1914).

Russian Literature thrived, as did the short story (Chekhov) and drama (Ibsen).  Overall, the greatest during this period are:

TOLSTOY

DOSTOYEVSKY

  • 1966 Crime and Punishment
  • 1869 The Idiot
  • 1872 The Possessed
  • 1881 The Brothers Karamazov

CHEKHOV

  • Collected Stories
  • "The Three Sisters"  1901
  • "Uncle Vanya"  1902
  • "The Cherry Orchard" 1904

IBSEN

OTHERS:

  • George Eliot, Middlemarch 1871-2
  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1884
  • Henry James, The Ambassadors 1903
  • Thomas Hardy,  Tess of the D'Urbervilles 1891
  • Thomas Mann,  Buddenbrooks 1901

POETRY:

  • YEATS
  • WHITMAN
  • DICKINSON

NON-FICTION

"Experiments with Plant Hybrids" Gregor Mendel (1865)

Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, James Clerk Maxwell (1873)

Thus Spake Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche (1883)

The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud (1911)

Pragmatism, William James (1904)