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Posted by Laraine on June 30, 1998 at 12:41:17:
In response to Between Austen and the Brontes, written by Kay on June 29, 1998 at 10:05:45
By 1830, most of the Romantic poets were already gone, although Wordsworth was still about and still publishing. (The Romantics like Byron and Shelley were read more after their deaths anyway, and their works were published throughout this time, to varied acceptance.) As Laura said, Tennyson was publishing by the 1830s. So was Browning.
Dickens is perhaps the best known name that published then; between the 30s and 40s he published most of the names we know him for. Edward Bulwer-Lytton was very big news as was Carlyle. Harriet Martineau published a lot of sociological works in the 30s.
Madame de Stael and Georges Sand (as Marie-Bernadette noted) both published then.
Don't forget Victor Hugo ;)
In America, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe were publishing.
Felicia Hemans was a really prolific poet in the '20s and '30s (she died in the mid-30s, I believe).
Thackery started to publish in the 40s.
Darwin published the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle in 1840.
In 1846, Elizabeth Barrett married Robert Browning (a love story I personally adore).
In 1847, when Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Agnes Grey were published, Marx and Engels published The Communist Manifesto. Much of Europe was in the throws of revolution.
I've probably forgotten lots of really important names...
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