Ecocriticism and Nineteenth-Century Literature Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

John James Audubon
Ornithological Biography (nonfiction) 1831‐40

Matthew Arnold
“Dover Beach” (poetry) 1867

William Bartram
Travels (journal) 1791

William Cullen Bryant
“Thanatopsis” (poem) 1817
“A Forest Hymn” (poem) 1825
“The Prairies” (poem) 1833

John Burroughs
Notes on Walt Whitman as a Poet and a Person (criticism) 1867
Wake‐Robin (essays) 1871
Birds and Poets (essays) 1877

George Gordon, Lord Byron
“Byron to Lord Holland, 25 Feb. 1812” (poetry) 1812

George Caitlin
Letters and Notes on the North American Indian (nonfiction) 1841

Thomas Carlyle
Reminiscences of My Irish Journey in 1849 (reminiscences) 1882

John Clare
Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (poetry) 1820
The Village Mistrel (poetry) 1821
The Shepherd's Calendar (poetry) 1827
The Rural Muse (poetry) 1835

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Kubla Khan” (poem) 1797
“Frost at Midnight” (poem) 1798
“Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (poem) 1798

James Fenimore Cooper
The Pioneers (novel) 1823

Frederick Douglass
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (autobiography) 1845

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature (nonfiction) 1836
“The Young American” (lecture) 1844

Thomas Hardy
Far from the Madding Crowd (novel) 1874
The Return of the Native (novel) 1878
The Mayor of Casterbridge (novel) 1886
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (novel) 1891
Jude the Obscure (novel) 1891

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter (novel) 1850
The Blithedale Romance (novel) 1852

John Keats
“On First Looking into Chapman's Homer” (poem) 1816
“Ode to Autumn” (poem) 1820
“Ode to a Nightingale” (poem) 1820

Clarence King
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (nonfiction) 1872

John Muir
The Mountains of California (nonfiction) 1894

James Kirke Paulding
The Backwoodsman (novel) 1818

John Ruskin
Modern Painters (criticism) 1843
The Eagle's Nest: Ten Lectures on Natural Science to Art: Given at Oxford in 1872 (lectures) 1872
The Storm‐Cloud of the Nineteenth Century (nonfiction) 1884

Percy Shelley
“Alastor” (poem) 1816
“Mont Blanc” (poem) 1817
“Lines Written among the Euganean Hills” (poem) 1818
“Ode to the West Wind” (poem) 1819

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
In Memoriam (poetry) 1850

Henry David Thoreau
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (nonfiction) 1849
Walden; or, Life in the Woods (nonfiction) 1854
The Maine Woods (nonfiction) 1864
Journals (journals) 1881‐92

Mark Twain
Roughing It (novel) 1872
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (novel) 1885

Gilbert White
Natural History of Selborne (nonfiction) 1789

Walt Whitman
Specimen Days (nonfiction) 1882

Alexander Wilson
American Ornithology; or The Natural History of Birds of the United States. 9 vols. (nonfiction) 1808‐14

William Wordsworth
Lyrical Ballads (poetry) 1798
The Excursion (poetry) 1814
The Prelude (poetry) 1850