1886 in literature

1886 in literature

The year 1886 in literature involved some significant new books.


* "", an academic journal founded with the intention of introducing European literary criticism into American scholarship, is founded at the Johns Hopkins University.


*Louisa May Alcott - "Jo's Boys"
*Edmondo De Amicis - "Heart"
*Leon Bloy - "Disperato"
*Rhoda Broughton - "Doctor Cupid"
*Frances Hodgson Burnett - "Little Lord Fauntleroy"
*Hall Caine - "A Son of Hagar"
*Mary Cholmondeley - "The Danvers Jewels"
*Wilkie Collins
**"The Evil Genius"
**"The Guilty River"
*Marie Corelli - "A Romance of Two Worlds"
*Thomas Hardy - "The Mayor of Casterbridge"
*William Dean Howells - "Indian Summer"
*Henry James - "The Bostonians"
*Jerome K. Jerome - "The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow"
*Pierre Loti - "Pêcheur d'Islande"
*Octave Mirbeau - "Le Calvaire"
*George A. Moore - "A Drama in Muslin"
*Robert Louis Stevenson
**"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
*August Strindberg - "Married I-II" (short stories)
*Jules Verne
**"The Lottery Ticket"
**"Robur the Conqueror"
*Philippe Villiers - "Eva Futura"


*Anton Chekhov - "On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco"
*William Butler Yeats - "Mosada"


*Edwin Abbott Abbott - "The Kernel and the Husk"
*William Morris - "A Dream of John Ball"


*January 14 - Hugh Lofting, author (+ 1947)
*March 1 - Oskar Kokoschka, poet and artist (+ 1980)
*September 8 - Siegfried Sassoon, poet and memoirist (+ 1967)
*September 20 - Charles Williams, British author and member of the Inklings (+ 1945)
*November 1 - Hermann Broch, Modernist writer (+ 1951)
*November 21 - Harold Nicolson, British author
*December 5 - Rose Wilder Lane, journalist (+ 1968)


*May 15 - Emily Dickinson, poet
*May 17 - Erskine May, constitutional theorist
*July 21 - Maximilian Wolfgang Duncker, historian
*August 9 - Samuel Ferguson, poet
*November 22 - Mary Chesnut, diarist
*December 12 - Johan Nicolai Madvig, philologist
*"date unknown" - Matilda Jane Evans, novelist



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