I thought I would beg off this month because I didn't really know enough about what books and authors belong to what period. And yes, that's a terrible thing for a person who took enough lit and history classes in college to get concentrations in English and History -- you'd think between the two of those, I'd know what books and authors belong where! Silly me. But then Ruth at "A Great Book Study" posted this awesome chart, and now I have no excuse. Ain't that always the way!
So. Going by the list of my favorite authors, I guess... I don't have a favorite. I mean, I love Realists like Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson and A. Conan Doyle (or is he a Victorian?), Victorians like Charlotte Bronte and Robert Browning, Modernists like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and what exactly would you call Raymond Chandler, anyway?
So, yeah, I have no favorite literary time period. Now, if we were to discuss genres...