The Necklace

The Necklace Literary Realism

Literary Realism was a 19th-century literary movement that began in France and spread to Russia, Western Europe, and the United States. Literary Realism was part of a larger realist art movement that, in contrast to Idealism and Romanticism, attempted to represent the familiar and common lives of people. Works of Realism generally depict everyday activities and characters such as business men, spinsters, and people of the lower class. Some of the most famous Realist authors include Honoré de Balzac, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Gustave Flaubert, Ivan Turgenev, Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, José Maria de Eça de Queiroz.