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1805 in literature

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1805 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1805.

Contents

Events

  • January–September – Samuel Taylor Coleridge serves as Acting Public Secretary in Malta.
  • Early – Jacob Grimm is invited to Paris as an assistant to Friedrich Karl von Savigny.
  • New Theatre Royal, Bath, opens in England, replacing the Old Orchard Street Theatre.
  • Henry Thomas Colebrooke makes the first translation into English of the Aitareya Upanishad.
  • Fiction

  • Eugenia de Acton – The Nuns of the Desert
  • Sophie Ristaud Cottin – Mathilde (translated as The Saracen; or Matilda and Malek Adhel: A Crusade Romance)
  • Charlotte Dacre – Confessions of the Nun of St. Omer
  • Robert Charles Dallas – The Morlands
  • Maria Edgeworth – The Modern Griselda
  • Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville – Le Dernier Homme
  • Elizabeth Helme:
  • The Chronicles of Christabelle de Mowbray
  • The Pilgrims of the Cross
  • William Henry Ireland – Gondez the Monk
  • Matthew Gregory Lewis – The Bravo of Venice
  • Mary Meeke – The Wonder of the Village
  • Anna Maria Porter – A Sailor's Friendship, and A Soldier's Love
  • Catherine Selden – Villa Nova
  • Richard Sickelmore – Rashleigh Abbey
  • William Frederick Williams – The Witcheries of Craig Isaf
  • Sophia Woodfall – The Child of the Abbey
  • R. P. M. Yorke – My Master's Secret
  • Mary Julia Young – The Witches of Glenshiel
  • Children

  • Ann Taylor and Jane Taylor – Original Poems for Infant Minds by several young persons, Vol. 2
  • Drama

  • Alexandre-Vincent Pineux Duval – Le Menuisier de Livonie
  • Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger – Hakon Jarl
  • Poetry

  • Ivan Pnin – God
  • Walter Scott – The Lay of the Last Minstrel
  • Martin Archer Shee – Rhymes on Art
  • Robert Southey – Madoc
  • Non-fiction

  • Hosea Ballou – A Treatise on Atonement
  • Henry Thomas Colebrooke
  • Essay on the Vedas
  • A Grammar of the Sanskrit Language
  • Denis Diderot (posthumously) – Rameau's Nephew (in a German translation by Goethe)
  • William Henry Ireland – The Confessions of William Henry Ireland
  • Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool – Treatise on the Coins of the Realm
  • Ellis Cornelia Knight – Description of Latium or La Campagna di Roma
  • Richard Payne Knight – An Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste
  • Jane Marcet (anonymously) – Conversations on Chemistry
  • Mercy Otis Warren – History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution
  • Births

  • February 4 – William Harrison Ainsworth, English historical novelist (died 1882)
  • April 2 – Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (died 1875)
  • July 29 – Alexis de Tocqueville, French writer (died 1859)
  • August 29 – F. D. Maurice, English theologian and novelist (died 1872)
  • September 19 – John Stevens Cabot Abbott, American historian (died 1877)
  • December 23 – Joseph Smith, American founder and prophet of the Latter Day Saint movement (killed 1844)
  • Deaths

  • February 24 – Ralph Broome, English pamphleteer (born 1742)
  • March 29 – Jean Elliot, Scottish poet (born 1727)
  • May 9 – Friedrich Schiller, German playwright (born 1759)
  • May 25 – William Paley, English philosopher (born 1743)
  • June 18 – Arthur Murphy (Charles Ranger), Irish writer (born 1727)
  • July 27 – Brian Merriman (Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre), Irish-language poet (born c. 1749)
  • August 3 – Christopher Anstey, English poet (born 1724)
  • Early September – Mary Deverell, English religious writer, essayist and poet (born 1731)
  • September 3 – Johann Martin Abele, German publisher (born 1753)
  • Unknown dates
  • Ji Yun (纪昀), Chinese poet and scholar (born 1724)
  • Anna Hammar-Rosén, Swedish publisher (born 1735)
  • In literature

  • Benito Pérez Galdós' novel Trafalgar (1872) is set at this time.
  • Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace (1869), entitled The Year 1805 in an earlier version, opens in this year.
  • References

    1805 in literature Wikipedia


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