1819 in literature

1819 in literature

The year 1819 in literature involved some significant events.


* In England, Richard Carlile (1790-1843) is convicted of blasphemy and sent to prison for publishing "The Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine (1737-1809).
* Washington Irving begins publishing "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon" in seven installments -- the first of which includes "Rip Van Winkle" and the last of which includes "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" -- simultaneously in the United States and England.

New books

*Edward Ball - "The Black Robber"
*Jane Harvey - "Any Thing But What You Expect"
*Ann Hatton - "The Oath of Vengeance"
*Washington Irving - "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon"
*John William Polidori - "The Vampyre"
*Sir Walter Scott
**"The Bride of Lammermoor"
**"A Legend of Montrose"
*Rosalia St. Clair - "The Son of O'Donnel"
*Zara Wentworth - "The Recluse of Albyn Hall"

New drama

*Alessandro Manzoni - "Il Conte di Carmagnola"


*Lord Byron - "Mazeppa"
*Thomas Campbell - "Specimens of the British Poets"
*Barry Cornwall - "Dramatic Scenes and other Poems"
*John Keats - "Odes"
*Percy Bysshe Shelley - "The Cenci"


*Jakob Grimm - "German Grammar"
*Georg Hermes - "Philosophical Introduction to Christian Theology"
*Richard Colt Hoare - "A Classical Tour through Italy and Sicily"
*Arthur Schopenhauer - "The World as Will and Representation"


* January 1 - Arthur Hugh Clough, poet (+ 1861)
* February 22 - James Russell Lowell, poet (+ 1891)
* May 31 - Walt Whitman, poet (+ 1892)
* August 1 - Herman Melville (+ 1891)
* November 22 - George Eliot (+ 1880)
* December 30 - Theodor Fontane


*January 12 - André Morellet, "philosophe"
*March 23 - August von Kotzebue, dramatist
*April 17 -William Holland, diarist
*November 2 - Théodore-Pierre Bertin, writer and pioneer of shorthand
*November 23 - Quintin Craufurd, historian



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