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1821 in literature

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1821 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1821.

Contents

Events

  • August 4 – Atkinson & Alexander publish The Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper in the United States.
  • James Ballantyne begins publishing his Novelist's Library in Edinburgh edited by Sir Walter Scott.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley's Queen Mab: a philosophical poem (1813) is distributed by an unauthorized publisher in London leading to prosecution by the Society for the Prevention of Vice.
  • In the first known obscenity case in the United States, a Massachusetts court outlaws the John Cleland novel Fanny Hill (1748). The publisher, Peter Holmes, is convicted for printing a "lewd and obscene" novel.
  • At about this date Sunthorn Phu is imprisoned and begins his epic poem Phra Aphai Mani.
  • Fiction

  • James Fenimore Cooper – The Spy
  • Pierce Egan – Life in London; Boxiana Vol. III
  • John Galt
  • Annals of the Parish
  • The Ayrshire Legatees
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years (German: Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre)
  • I. M. H. Hales – Talisman, a Tale of Mystery
  • Ann Hatton – Lovers and Friends
  • C. D. Haynes – The Spectre of St. Michael's
  • Hannah Maria Jones – Gretna Green
  • Thomas H. Marshall – The Irish Necromancer
  • Charles Nodier – Smarra
  • Anna Maria Porter – The Village of Mariendorpt
  • Jane Porter – The Scottish Chiefs
  • Sir Walter Scott – Kenilworth
  • Children

  • Maria Hack – Harry Beaufoy; or the Pupil of Nature
  • Thomas Love Peacock – Maid Marian
  • Drama

  • Lord Byron
  • Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice (published & performed)
  • Sardanapalus: a tragedy; The Two Foscari: a tragedy; Cain: a mystery (published together)
  • Alexandre-Vincent Pineux Duval – Le Faux Bonhomme
  • Aleksander Fredro – Pan Geldhab ("Mr. Gelhab")
  • Franz Grillparzer – Das goldene Vliess ("The Golden Fleece", trilogy)
  • Heinrich von Kleist (died 1811) – The Prince of Homburg (Prinz Friedrich von Homburg oder die Schlacht bei Fehrbellin, first performance; completed 1810)
  • Poetry

  • Heinrich Heine – Poems
  • Alessandro Manzoni – Il Cinque Maggio
  • Percy Bysshe Shelly – Adonais
  • Non-fiction

  • Owen Chase – Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex
  • William Cobbett – The American Gardener
  • George Grote – Statement of the Question of Parliamentary Reform
  • William Hazlitt – Table-Talk
  • Georg Konrad Horst – Zauber-Bibliothek (1821-1826)
  • James Mill – Elements of Political Economy
  • John Roberton – Kalogynomia, or the Laws of Female Beauty
  • Robert Southey – Life of Cromwell
  • Births

  • March 19 – Richard Francis Burton, English polymath (died 1890)
  • April 9 – Charles Baudelaire, French poet (died 1867)
  • May 8 – Charlotte Maria Tucker, English children's writer (died 1893)
  • June 30 – William Hepworth Dixon, English historian, traveler and journal editor (died 1879)
  • October 30 – Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian novelist (died 1881)
  • November 28 – Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and critic (died 1877)
  • September 21– Aurora Ljungstedt, Swedish horror writer (died 1908)
  • December 6 – Dora Greenwell, English poet (died 1882)
  • December 12 – Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (died 1880)
  • Deaths

  • January 14 – Jens Zetlitz, Norwegian poet (born 1761)
  • February 23 – John Keats, English poet (tuberculosis, born 1795)
  • February 26 – Joseph de Maistre, Savoyard philosopher (born 1753)
  • March 17 – Louis-Marcelin de Fontanes, French poet (born 1757)
  • May 2 – Hester Thrale (Mrs Piozzi), English diarist and arts patron (born 1741)
  • May 22 – Johann Georg Heinrich Feder, German philosopher (born 1740)
  • August 1 – Elizabeth Inchbald, English novelist and dramatist (born 1753)
  • November 17 – James Burney, English rear-admiral and naval writer (born 1750)
  • Awards

  • Chancellor's Gold Medal and Newdigate Prize – George Howard
  • References

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