1812 in literature

1812 in literature

The year 1812 in literature involved some significant events.

Events

* Series of lectures on drama and Shakespeare - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
* Washington Irving begins editing "Analectic" magazine.
* Frederick Marryat is promoted to lieutenant after distinguished service at sea in the War of 1812.
* The rebuilt Theatre Royal, Drury Lane opens on October 10.

New books

Fiction

*Amelia Beauclerc - "The Castle of Tariffa"
*Bridget Bluemantle - "The Vindictive Spirit"
*Maria Edgeworth:
**"The Absentee"
**"Emilie de Coulanges"
**"Vivian"
*"Grimm's Fairy Tales", volume 1
*Ann Hatton - "The Fortress del Vechii"
*Anthony Frederick Holstein – "The Modern Kate"
*Charles Robert Maturin - "The Milesian Chief"
*Henrietta Rouviere Mosse - "Arrivals from India"
*Rebecca Rush - "Kelroy"
*George Soane – "The Eve of San Marco"
*Louisa Stanhope - "The Confessional of Valombre"
*Elizabeth Thomas – "The Vindictive Spirit"
*Jane West - ""
*Johann David Wyss - "The Swiss Family Robinson"

Non-fiction

*John Galt - "Cursory Reflections on Political and Commercial Topics"
*Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - "Die objektive Logik"
*W. M. Leake - "Greece"
*James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale - "The Depreciation of the Paper-currency of Great Britain Proved"
*John Nichols - "The Literary Anecdotes of the 18th Century", volume 1
*Percy Shelley - "Declaration of Rights"

New drama

*Joanna Baillie - "Orra"

Poetry

*Lord Byron - "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
*Anna Laetitia Barbauld - "Eighteen Hundred and Eleven"

Births

* February 7 - Charles Dickens, English writer (d. 1870)
*February 19 - Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish poet
* May 7 - Robert Browning, English poet (d. 1889)
* May 12 - Edward Lear English writer (d. 1888)
* June 18 - Ivan Goncharov Russian writer (d. 1891)
* July 5 - Antonio García Gutiérrez, Spanish dramatist (d. 1884)
* August 22Geraldine Jewsbury, British author (d. 1880)
*December 23 - Samuel Smiles, self-help author (d. 1904)

Deaths

*February 24 - Hugo Kołłątaj, historian and philosopher
*March 24 - Johann Jakob Griesbach, Biblical commentator
*July 14 - Christian Gottlob Heyne, librarian and classicist
* November 16 - John Walter, founder of "The Times" newspaper
* December 22 - Pierre Henri Larcher, classical scholar
*"date unknown" - Martha Ballard, diarist
*"date unknown" - Jacques Marie Boutet, dramatist and actor
*"date unknown" - Zalkind Hourwitz, essayist
*"date unknown" - Levshin Platon, church historian

Awards

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