Frankenstein's monster (boris karloff)

Romanticism C

  • Lyrical Ballads

    Lyrical Ballads
    William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge published a collection of poems called "Lyrical Ballads". It was the beginning of the Romantic Era. Romanticism also coincided with the French, American, and Industrial Revolutions. "Lyrical Ballads" included Coleridge's, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".
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    Romantic Era

  • Napoleon's coronation

    Napoleon's coronation
    Napoleon becomes French emperor, ending the French Revolution.
  • Britain declares slave trade illegal

    Britain declares slave trade illegal
    The Brittish Goverment votes to illegalize slavery.
  • Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice
  • Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley writes Frankenstein; it includes inserts of poems from her husband Percy Shelley. It consisted of Romantic and Gothic era ideals, and is often considered one of the first science fiction novels.
  • Prometheus Unbound

    Prometheus Unbound
    Percy Bysshe Shelley publishes the closet play, Prometheus Unbound. A closet play is a play that is not meant to be performed, however Prometheus Unbound still has characteristics of a performable play. The play is a romantic type of work because it depends on the reader's imagination.
  • First Railroad

    First Railroad
    Designed by Peter Cooper, the Tom Thumb was the first American-built train.
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Victor Hugo published the Romantic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and he also wrote Les Miserables. Hugo incorporates the gothic era into his work, a common trait of romanticism.
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    Victorian Era

  • French Revolution of 1848

    French Revolution of 1848
    Realism begins after the Revolution. The Realist movement offers and alternative to the Romantic movement.
  • The Prelude

    The Prelude
    William Wordsworth's The Prelude was published three months after his death. Wordsworth's most famous work, The Prelude is said to be the "crowning acheivement of English romanticism".
  • The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter
    Written by Nathanial Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter is an example of American Romanticism. It deals with religion and politics.
  • Exposition Universelle

    Exposition Universelle
    A world fair in Paris where impressionist art became popularized. This marks the beginning of the end of Romanticism. Impressionism and modernism begin to replace Romanticism.
  • On the Origin of Species

    On the Origin of Species
    Darwin publishes the On the Origin of Species, which focuses on the biological and scientific part of nature. It opposes the Romantic movement to some degree.