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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1885

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1884
1886
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1885
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

William Lloyd Garrison
   Editorial from the first issue of The Liberator**

Marietta Holley (pseud. "Josiah Allen's Wife")
   Sweet Cicely

William Dean Howells
   The Rise of Silas Lapham

José Martí
   Amistad funesta

Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton
 from The Squatter and the Don
   Chapter 5: "The Don in His Broad Acres"**

Lucy Terry
   Bars Fight**

Related Literary Events
Alain Locke was born.

Ezra Pound was born.

Other literary publications
- Clarissa Minnie Thompson, Treading the Winepress; or, A Mountain of Misfortune
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