Realism

1850-1900

Historical Background

These fifty years during the Realism time period were focused strongly around the time of the Civil War. "Realism" is all about creating life through literature. It's based on here and now, honesty and specific cause and effect


Characteristics

This time period of literature in America was sharp on the mental and emotional state, positivity, details and actuality.


Some American Realists: Henry James, Rebecca Harding Davis, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mark Twain, William Dean Howells

Historical Background

Realism Expansion

Though America has been proclaimed famous due to this specific genre, that was not the only location. Realism had traveled, wide and low. Through this travel famous work from Gustave Flaubert (French) and Anton Chekhov (Russian) had been discovered and popularized.

By: Milan Jack