Timeline of Selected Readings: 1890-1989

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1890 Event Icon

  • Zola's La bête humaine
  • Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Read Icon

1891 Event Icon

  • Garland's Main-Travelled Roads Read Icon
  • Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles Read Icon
  • Bierce's "Parker Adderson, Philosopher"
  • Freeman's "The Revolt of Mother"
  • Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" Read Icon
  • Doyle's "The Red-headed League" Read Icon

1892 Event Icon

  • Doyle's "The Speckled Band" Read Icon
  • Chopin's "Desiree's Baby" Read Icon
  • Chopin's "At the 'Cadian Ball"
  • Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" Read Icon
  • James' "The Real Thing" Read Icon

1893 Event Icon

  • Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession Read Icon
  • Crane's Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Read Icon
  • Doyle's "The Final Problem" Read Icon
  • Twain's "The £1,000,000 Bank Note"

1894 Event Icon

  • Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson Read Icon
  • Chopin's "A Respectable Woman" Read Icon
  • Chopin's "The Story of an Hour"
  • Crane's "An Experiment in Misery"
  • Crane's "The Men in the Storm"

1895 Event Icon

  • Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest Read Icon
  • Hardy's Jude the Obscure Read Icon
  • Crane's The Red Badge of Courage Read Icon
  • Crane's "A Mystery of Heroism"
  • Crane's Black Riders and Other Lines
  • Wells' The Time Machine Read Icon
  • Wells' "The Stolen Bacillus" Read Icon

1896 Event Icon

  • Frederic's Damnation of Theron Ware Read Icon
  • Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau Read Icon
  • Chopin's "A Pair of Silk Stockings" Read Icon

1897 Event Icon

  • Wells' The Invisible Man Read Icon
  • Wells' "The Crystal Egg" Read Icon
  • Wells' "The Star" Read Icon
  • Crane's "The Open Boat"

1898 Event Icon

  • Wells' The War of the Worlds Read Icon
  • Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky"
  • Crane's "The Blue Hotel"
  • Chopin's "The Storm"
  • Hardy's Wessex Poems and Other Verses Read Icon
  • James' "The Turn of the Screw" Read Icon

1899 Event Icon

  • Twain's "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" Read Icon
  • Norris' McTeague Read Icon
  • Chopin's The Awakening Read Icon
  • Chesnutt's "The Wife of His Youth" Read Icon
  • Chesnutt's "The Goophered Grapevine"
  • Dreiser's "Curious Shifts of the Poor"
  • Crane's War is Kind Read Icon
  • Crane's "An Episode of War"
  • London's "The White Silence" Read Icon
  • London's "In a Far Country" Read Icon
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910