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1799 in literature

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1799 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1799.

Contents

Events

  • Premieres of the second and third parts of Friedrich Schiller's dramatic trilogy Wallenstein at the Weimarer Hoftheater directed by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
  • January 30 – Die Piccolomini.
  • April 20 – Wallensteins Tod ("Wallenstein's Death") as Wallenstein.
  • April 13 – The father of Charles and Mary Lamb dies; Charles becomes guardian of his sister.
  • December 20 – William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy first take up residence at Dove Cottage, Grasmere. William completes the first version of The Prelude this year.
  • New edition of Edward Young's Night Thoughts, illustrated by Thomas Stothard.
  • The Monthly Magazine and American Review starts publication in the United States, edited by Charles Brockden Brown.
  • Fiction

  • Anonymous – Village Orphan
  • Charles Brockden Brown
  • Arthur Mervyn
  • Edgar Huntly
  • Ormond
  • Thomas Campbell – The Pleasures of Hope
  • Elizabeth Gunning – The Gipsey Countess
  • Mary Hays – The Victim of Prejudice
  • Friedrich Hölderlin – Hyperion, vol. 2
  • William Henry Ireland – The Abbess
  • Jane West – A Tale of the Times
  • Mary Julia Young – The East Indian
  • Children

  • François Guillaume Ducray-Duminil – Les Cinquante Francs de Jeannette (Jeanette's Fifty Francs)
  • Edward Augustus Kendall
  • The Crested Wren. A Tale
  • The Canary Bird. A moral fiction interspersed with poetry
  • Dorothy Kilner (as M. Pelham) – Rational Brutes, or Talking Animals
  • Drama

  • Friedrich von Schiller – Wallensteins Tod
  • Non-fiction

  • Hannah More – Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education
  • Births

  • February 4 – Thomas Kibble Hervey, Scottish-born poet and critic (died 1859)
  • March – Dorothea Tieck, German translator (died 1841)
  • March 12 – Mary Howitt, English writer, poet and translator (died 1888)
  • March 13 – Maria Dorothea Dunckel, Swedish poet, translator and dramatist (died 1878)
  • April 17 – Eliza Acton, English poet and cookery writer (died 1859)
  • May 20 – Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (died 1850)
  • May 23 – Thomas Hood, English poet (died 1845)
  • May 26 – Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian dramatist and poet (died 1837)
  • October 9 – Louisa Stuart Costello Irish writer on travel and history (died 1870)
  • November 29 – Amos Bronson Alcott, American writer, philosopher, and reformer (died 1888)
  • December 30 – John Moultrie, English poet and hymnist (died 1874)
  • Deaths

  • February 19 – Jean-Charles de Borda, French engineer and memoirist (born 1733)
  • February 24 – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German satirist (born 1742)
  • April 24 – William Seward, English man of letters (born 1747)
  • May 18 – Pierre Beaumarchais, French dramatist (born 1732)
  • August 30 – Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel, Italian poet and revolutionary (executed, born 1751)
  • In literature

  • Honoré de Balzac – Les Chouans (1829)
  • References

    1799 in literature Wikipedia


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