Waverley appeared in 1814 and is considered the first British historical novel. The materials are Highland feudalism, military bravery, and description of natural scenery.
The suffering of the young Werther is regarded as the key novel of the Sturm and Drang (literally “storm and drive”). It developed into “the first bestseller of German literature”.
THE PARISIAN LADY. FEMME COMME IL FAUT. By Honoré de Balzac, 1840.
The Burial of Atala. Francois Auguste Chateaubriand’s “Atala.”
Atta Troll. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a narrative poem by Heinrich Heine. Atta Troll is one of the most virtuosic works Heines. German Romantic.
Students from Heidelberg, ca. 1840. Romantic era.
Postilion and Innkeeper from Baden, Germany. Around Kehl, ca. 1840.
Peasants from Baden, ca. 1840.
Don Manuel discovers Beatrice. The Bride of Messina by Friedrich Schiller.
A collection of Valentines ancient and modern. With illustrations, in colors, from drawings by Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway.