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1872 in literature

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1872 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1872.

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Events

  • March – Sheridan Le Fanu's Gothic vampire novella Carmilla concludes serialization in the monthly The Dark Blue and (later in the year) is included in his collection In a Glass Darkly. Set in Styria, it is influential in introducing the lesbian vampire genre.
  • June 19 – The Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire is established in Straßburg as the Kaiserliche Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek zu Straßburg, a public regional and academic library for the new German Imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine (Reichsland Elsass-Lothringen) following destruction of its predecessors during the Siege of Strasbourg in the Franco-Prussian War.
  • July 7 – Paul Verlaine abandons his family to go to London with Arthur Rimbaud.
  • September 30 – George MacDonald arrives in Boston to begin a lecture tour of the United States.
  • December 3 – George Smith presents the first translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh to a meeting of the Society of Biblical Archaeology in London.
  • December 22 – Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days (Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) concludes serialization (begun on November 2) in the daily newspaper Le Temps (Paris) the day following the concluding date of the narrative.
  • The Federation of Madrid expels all signatories of a subversive article in La Emancipación (including Paul Lafargue).
  • Benito Pérez Galdós begins writing the long series of historical novels known as Episodios Nacionales with Trafalgar.
  • Rose la Touche rejects John Ruskin for the last time.
  • Lafcadio Hearn becomes a reporter on the Cincinnati Daily Enquirer.
  • The first university course in American Literature is taught at Princeton University by John Seely Hart.
  • The Scottish Gaelic magazine Féillire is first published as Almanac Gàilig air son 1872 in Inverness.
  • Fiction

  • Machado de Assis – Ressurreição
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon – To the Bitter End
  • Rhoda Broughton
  • Good-bye, Sweetheart!
  • Poor Pretty Bobby
  • Samuel Butler – Erewhon
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton – The Parisians
  • Wilkie Collins – Poor Miss Finch
  • Alphonse Daudet – Tartarin de Tarascon
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky – Demons (Бесы, Bésy, originally translated as The Possessed)
  • Alexandre Dumas, père – Création et Rédemption
  • George Eliot – Middlemarch (serial publication concluded)
  • Thomas Hardy – Under the Greenwood Tree (By the author of Desperate Remedies)
  • Mór Jókai
  • Eppur si muove – És mégis mozog a Föld
  • The Man with the Golden Touch (Az arany ember)
  • Sheridan Le Fanu
  • In a Glass Darkly
  • Willing to Die
  • Eliza Lynn Linton – The True History of Joshua Davidson|The True History of Joshua Davidson, Christian and Communist
  • Margaret Oliphant – At His Gates
  • Bayard Taylor – Beauty and The Beast, and Tales of Home
  • Anthony Trollope – The Golden Lion of Granpere
  • Jules Verne
  • The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa (Aventures de trois Russes et de trois Anglais dans l'Afrique australe)
  • The Fur Country (Le Pays des fourrures)
  • Émile Zola – La Curée
  • Children and young adults

  • R. D. Blackmore – The Maid of Sker
  • Juliana Horatia Ewing – A Flat Iron for a Farthing
  • George MacDonald – The Princess and the Goblin
  • Susan Coolidge – What Katy Did (first in the What Katy Did series of five books)
  • Drama

  • Franz Grillparzer – The Jewess of Toledo (Die Jüdin von Toledo, first performed posthumously, written 1851)
  • Prosper Mérimée – La Chambre bleue (published posthumously)
  • August Strindberg – Master Olof
  • Ivan Turgenev – A Month in the Country (first performed)
  • Poetry

  • José Hernández – Martín Fierro (first part)
  • Non-fiction

  • Chambers's English Dictionary
  • William Cullen Bryant – Picturesque America, vol. 1
  • Warren Felt Evans – Mental Medicine
  • Friedrich Nietzsche – The Birth of Tragedy (Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik)
  • Henry Wilson – History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, vols. 1 & 2
  • Births

  • January 31 – Zane Grey, American Western novelist (died 1939)
  • April 4 – Frida Uhl, Austrian writer (died 1943)
  • May 21 (May 9 O.S.) – Teffi, born Nadezhda Alexandrovna Lokhvitskaya, Russian-born humorist (died 1952)
  • May 31 – W. Heath Robinson, English cartoonist and illustrator (died 1944)
  • June 27 – Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American poet, novelist and playwright (died 1906)
  • August 24 – Max Beerbohm, English essayist and parodist (died 1956)
  • September 15 – Frances Garnet Wolseley, English horticulturist and garden writer (died 1936)
  • October 20 – F. M. Mayor, English novelist (died 1932)
  • December 28 – Pío Baroja, Spanish novelist (died 1956)
  • Deaths

  • January 21 – Franz Grillparzer, Austrian poet and dramatist (born 1791)
  • March 4 – Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (born 1790)
  • March 10 – Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian philosopher, journalist and politician (born 1805)
  • March 11 – Emily Taylor, English author, poet and hymn writer (born 1795)
  • April 1 – Frederick Denison Maurice, English theologian (born 1805)
  • April 13 – Samuel Bamford, English writer, poet and radical (born 1788)
  • April 20 – Ljudevit Gaj, Croatian linguist and journalist (born 1809)
  • May 13 – Moritz Hartmann, German poet (born 1821)
  • June 1 – Charles Lever, Irish novelist (born 1806)
  • August 8 – Heinrich Abeken, German theologian (born 1809)
  • September 22 – Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (born 1801)
  • October 21 – Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné, Swiss historian (born 1794)
  • November 16 – William Gilham, American military writer (born 1818)
  • December 23 – Théophile Gautier, French poet and novelist (born 1811)
  • In literature

  • Anthony Trollope's novel The Way We Live Now (1875) is set during this year.
  • References

    1872 in literature Wikipedia


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