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1803 in literature

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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1803.

Contents

Events

  • June 30 – Novelist Mary Butt marries her cousin, Captain Henry Sherwood, acquiring the surname by which she will become best known.
  • The library which becomes the National Széchényi Library, established in 1802 by Count Ferenc Széchényi, opens to the public in Pest, Hungary.
  • Fiction

  • Charles Brockden Brown – Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist
  • Sophie Ristaud Cottin – Amélie de Mansfield
  • Catherine Cuthbertson – The Romance of the Pyrenees
  • Elizabeth Gunning – The War-Office
  • Francis Lathom – The Mysterious Freebooter
  • Mary Meeke – A Tale of Mystery, or Celina
  • Jean Paul - Titan
  • Jane Porter – Thaddeus of Warsaw
  • Germaine de Staël – Margaret of Strafford
  • Drama

  • George Colman – John Bull, or an Englishman's Fireside
  • William Dunlap – Voice of Nature (adapted from the French)
  • Collin d'Harleville – Malice pour malice
  • Heinrich von Kleist – Die Familie Schroffenstein
  • August von Kotzebue – Die deutschen Kleinstädter (comedy, German Small-towners)
  • Friedrich Schiller – The Bride of Messina (Die Braut von Messina)
  • Isaac Reed (ed.) – The Plays of William Shakspeare (first variorum edition)
  • Poetry

  • Henry Kirke White – Clifton Grove, a Sketch in Verse, with other Poems
  • Adam Oehlenschlager – Digte (Poems)
  • Non-fiction

  • Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière – Almanach des gourmands (1st edition)
  • Immanuel Kant – Über Pädagogik (On Pedagogy)
  • Adamantios Korais – Present Conditions of Civilisation in Greece
  • Joseph Lancaster – Improvements in Education as It Respects the Industrious Classes
  • Thomas Malthus – An Essay on the Principle of Population (2nd edition)
  • Humphry Repton – Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening
  • Births

  • January 3 – Douglas William Jerrold, English dramatist (died 1857)
  • January 15 – Marjorie Fleming, Scottish child writer (died 1811)
  • May 25
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, English novelist, poet and dramatist (died 1873)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet, essayist and philosopher (died 1882)
  • July 20 – Dudley Costello, Irish writer and journalist (died 1865)
  • September 20 – Catherine Crowe, English novelist, playwright and children's writer (died 1876)
  • September 28 – Prosper Mérimée, French dramatist and historian (died 1870)
  • November 14 – Jacob Abbott, American children's writer (died 1879)
  • December 6 – Susanna Moodie, English-born Canadian writer (died 1885)
  • December 31 – José María Heredia y Heredia, Cuban poet (died 1839)
  • Amelie von Strussenfelt, Swedish novelist (died 1847)
  • Deaths

  • January – James Woodforde, English diarist (born 1740)
  • February 11 – Jean-François de La Harpe, French dramatist and critic (born 1739)
  • March 14 – Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (born 1724)
  • April 9 – Mihály Bakos (Miháo Bakoš), Slovene hymnist and Lutheran minister (born c. 1742)
  • June 12 – Richard François Philippe Brunck, French classical scholar (born 1729)
  • August 2 – John Hoole, English translator (born 1727)
  • September 5 – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French novelist (born 1841)
  • October 8 – Vittorio Alfieri, Italian dramatist and poet (born 1749)
  • December 18 – Johann Gottfried Herder, German philosopher, poet and critic (born 1744)
  • References

    1803 in literature Wikipedia


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