This article presents lists of the literary events and publications of
Events [edit ]
Lord Byron leaves England for good to tour continental Europe.
April 14 – Lord Byron's poems "A Sketch from Private Life" and " Fare Thee Well", concerning his separation from his wife Anne Isabella, are published without authority in The Champion. May –
Lady Caroline Lamb's novel is published in London, a Glenarvon containing an unflattering portrait of her ex-lover Lord Byron in the roman à clef rakish title character of Lord Ruthven.  July –
Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Polidori, gathered at the Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva in a rainy Switzerland in this ' Year Without a Summer', tell each other tales. This gives rise to two classic Gothic narratives, Mary Shelley's and Polidori's Frankenstein (based on Byron's " The Vampyre Fragment of a Novel"). Byron also writes the poem . In late August Shelley and Godwin return to England, taking with them some of Byron's manuscripts for his publisher. Darkness
November 25 – The Chestnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia (United States) becomes the world's first to be illuminated by gas lighting.  December –
John Keats composes the poem " Sleep and Poetry" while staying at the Hampstead house of his friend Leigh Hunt, who introduces him to Shelley.
December 5 – Lord Byron's is published in London; The Prisoner of Chillon, and Other Poems John Murray, his publisher, is able to sell 7,000 copies of both this and , Canto III (published November 18) to booksellers at a dinner this month. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
December 30 – Percy Bysshe Shelley marries his mistress Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in London following the suicides on October 9 of her half-sister, Fanny Imlay (by laudanum in Swansea), and on December 10 of his pregnant estranged first wife, Harriet (by drowning in The Serpentine). Publication in
Mexico of José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi's comic picaresque novel ( The Mangy Parrot: The Life and Times of Periquillo Sarniento written by himself for his children El Periquillo Sarniento) in installments, generally considered the first novel written and published in Latin America, though due to government censorship the concluding chapters are not published until the 1830s.  
Shakespeare's tragedy is for the first time performed at the castle of Hamlet Kronborg in Helsingør (Elsinore, Denmark) where it is set.
New books [edit ]
Fiction [edit ]
Children [edit ]
Drama [edit ]
Poetry [edit ]
Non-fiction [edit ]
Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Statesman's Manual; or, The Bible the best guide to political skill and foresight: a lay sermon
John Hoyland – A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, and Present State of the Gypsies
Nikolay Karamzin – History of the Russian State ( История государства Российского, Istoriya gosudarstva Rossiyskogo; publication begins)
George Sinclair – Hortus gramineus Woburnensis
Births [edit ]
February 18 – Ferdinand Dugué, French poet and playwright (died 1913)
March 1 – Kawatake Mokuami (河竹黙阿弥), Japanese kabuki dramatist (died 1893)
April 1 – Peter Cunningham, British literary scholar and antiquarian (died 1869)
April 21 – Charlotte Brontë, English novelist and poet (died 1855)
June 2 – Grace Aguilar, English novelist (died 1847)
September 16 – Theodore Martin, Scottish poet, biographer and translator (died 1909)
September 20 – Fredrik August Dahlgren, Swedish dramatist and songwriter (died 1895)
November 1 – Friedrich Wilhelm Hackländer, German novelist, dramatist and travel writer (died 1877)
November 28 – Theodosia Trollope (Theodosia Garrow), English poet and translator (died 1865)
Deaths [edit ]
References [edit ]
^ Douglass, Malcolm Paul (2004-10-19). "Caroline Lamb: . Glenarvon" The Literary Encyclopedia . Retrieved . 2014-02-12
^ Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
^ Wilson, Edwin; Goldfarb, Alvin (2008). Living Theatre: History of the Theatre (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 362.
^ Spell, Jefferson Rea (1971). Bridging the Gap. Mexico City: Editorial Libros de México. p. 267.
^ Franco, Jean (1969). An Introduction to Spanish-American Literature. Cambridge University Press. p. 34.
^ Purves, Maria (2009). The Gothic and Catholicism: Religion, Cultural Exchange and the Popular Novel, 1785-1829. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 9780708320914.
^ Potter, Franz; Serena. "Gothic Authors (XVIII–XIXth centuries)" . Retrieved . 2013-02-14
^ Anemüller, Bernhard (1875). "Abicht, Johann Heinrich". In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie. Band 1. Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot. S. 21 (German).