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1849 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1849.

Contents

Events

  • March–November – La Tribune des Peuples, a pan-European romantic nationalist periodical, is published by Adam Mickiewicz.
  • April 22 – Fyodor Dostoyevsky and fellow members of the literary Petrashevsky Circle are arrested for their progressive views. Sentenced to death on November 16 and facing a firing squad on December 23 he and some others are reprieved at the last moment and exiled to the katorga prison camps in Siberia.
  • May 1 – Charles Dickens's Bildungsroman David Copperfield begins serial publication.
  • May 10 – The Astor Place Riot takes place in Manhattan over a dispute between two Shakespearean actors, the American Edwin Forrest and the Englishman William Macready. Over 20 people are killed.
  • May 28 – Anne Brontë dies of tuberculosis at Scarborough, aged 29.
  • September 20 – Honoré de Balzac travels to Poland to meet Eveline Hanska, whom he will marry shortly before his death next year.
  • October 3 – Edgar Allan Poe is found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance".
  • October–December – Thomas De Quincey's essay The English Mail-Coach appears in issues of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.
  • November – The English scholarly correspondence magazine Notes and Queries is first published.
  • November 14 – A public festival is held in Denmark to celebrate the 70th birthday of Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger.
  • Leipzig publisher B. G. Teubner begins publishing the Bibliotheca Teubneriana series of editions of the Classics.
  • Who's Who is published for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • Philip Massinger's play Believe as You List receives its first publication, 218 years after its theatrical première.
  • Fiction

  • William Harrison Ainsworth – The Lancashire Witches
  • Charlotte Brontë (as Currer Bell) – Shirley
  • François-René de Chateaubriand – Memoirs from Beyond the Grave
  • Charles Dickens – David Copperfield (begins serialization)
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky – Netochka Nezvanova
  • Alexandre Dumas, père – The Queen's Necklace
  • Paul Féval – Les Belles-de-nuit ou Les Anges de la famille
  • J. A. Froude – The Nemesis of Faith
  • Catherine Gore – The Diamond and the Pearl
  • Charles Kingsley – Alton Locke
  • Herman Melville
  • Mardi
  • Redburn
  • Mayne Reid – The Rifle Rangers
  • G. W. M. Reynolds – The Bronze Statue
  • George Sand – La Petite Fadette (Little Fadette)
  • Theodor Storm – Immensee
  • C. Waters – Recollections of a Detective Police Officer
  • Children and young adults

  • Charlotte Mary Yonge – The Railroad Children
  • Drama

  • Christian Friedrich Hebbel – Der Rubin
  • Gaspar Núñez de Arce – Amor y Orgullo
  • Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé – Adrienne Lecouvreur
  • Poetry

  • Matthew Arnold – The Strayed Reveller
  • Petrus Augustus de Genestet – De Sint-Nicolaasavond (Saint Nicholas's Eve)
  • Elias Lönnrot, comp. – Kalevala (new version)
  • Edgar Allan Poe – Annabel Lee, Eldorado, The Bells, A Dream Within a Dream
  • Non-fiction

  • John Mitchell Kemble – History of the Saxons in England
  • Søren Kierkegaard (as Anti-Climacus) – The Sickness Unto Death (Sygdommen til Døden)
  • Francis Parkman – The Oregon Trail
  • John Ruskin – The Seven Lamps of Architecture
  • Henry David Thoreau – Resistance to Civil Government
  • George Ticknor – A History of Spanish Literature
  • Births

  • January 22 – August Strindberg, Swedish dramatist (died 1912)
  • February 18 – Alexander Kielland, Norwegian novelist (died 1906)
  • February 27 – Václav Beneš Třebízský, Czech novelist (died 1884)
  • June 9 – Karl Tanera, German military writer and novelist (died 1904)
  • July 22 – Emma Lazarus, American poet (died 1887)
  • August 8 – Hume Nisbet, Scottish thriller writer, poet and artist (died 1923)
  • August 23 – W. E. Henley, English poet (died 1903)
  • August 30 – J. M. Dent, English publisher (died 1926)
  • September 3 – Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (died 1909)
  • October 7 – James Whitcomb Riley, American writer and poet (died 1916)
  • November 24 – Frances Hodgson Burnett, English children's writer and playwright (died 1924)
  • Deaths

  • January 6 – Hartley Coleridge, English poet and critic, (alcohol-related, born 1796)
  • February 8 – France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (liver disease, born 1800)
  • February 19 – Bernard Barton, English Quaker poet (born 1784)
  • May 22 – Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (born 1768)
  • May 28 – Anne Brontë, English novelist and poet (tuberculosis, born 1820)
  • June 4 – Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Irish novelist and literary hostess (born 1789)
  • July 7 – Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet (infection from bayonet wound, born 1827)
  • July 12 – Horace (Horatio) Smith, English poet and novelist (born 1899)
  • July 25 – James Kenney, English dramatist (born 1780)
  • July 27 – Charlotte von Ahlefeld, German novelist (born 1781)
  • July 31 – Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (born 1823)
  • August 25 – Adele Schopenhauer, German novelist and paper-cut artist (born 1797)
  • October 7 – Edgar Allan Poe, American poet, short story writer, and critic, 40 (alcohol-related, born 1809)
  • References

    1849 in literature Wikipedia


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