1873 in literature

1873 in literature

The year 1873 in literature involved some significant new books.


*March 3 - The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
*Bertha Kinsky becomes governess to the Suttner family.
*Charles M. Barnes opens his first store in Wheaton, Illinois, the genesis of Barnes & Noble.

New books

*Louisa May Alcott - ""
*Ambrose Bierce - "The Fiend's Delight"
*Mary Elizabeth Braddon - "Publicans and Sinners"
*Rhoda Broughton
**"Tales for Christmas Eve"
*Bankim Chatterjee - "The Poison Tree"
*Wilkie Collins
**"Miss or Mrs.?"
**"The New Magdalen"*Edwin W. Fuller - "Sea-gift"
*Emile Gaboriau - "La Corde au cou"
*Thomas Hardy - "A Pair of Blue Eyes"
*William Dean Howells - "A Chance Acquaintance"
*George MacDonald - "The History of Gutta-Percha Willie, the Working Genius"
*Jules Verne - "Around the World in Eighty Days"

New drama

*Henrik Ibsen - "Emperor and Galilean"


*Paul Bourget - "Au bord de la mer"
*Tristan Corbière - only published work included in "Les Amours Jaunes"
*Edmund Gosse - "On Viol and Flute"
*Arthur Rimbaud - "Une Saison en Enfer"


*Émile Littré - "Dictionnaire de la langue française"
*Leslie Stephen - "Essays on Free Thinking and Plain Speaking"
*Mark Twain (with Charles Warner) - "The Gilded Age"
*Charlotte Mary Yonge - "Life of John Coleridge Patteson"


* January 20 - Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel prize winner († 1950)
* January 28 - Colette, writer († 1954)
* April 22 - Ellen Glasgow († 1945)
* May 17 - Henri Barbusse († 1935)
*June 16 - Lady Ottoline Morrell, patron of authors and artists († 1938)
*September 8 - Alfred Jarry, dramatist († 1907)
* December 7 - Willa Cather († 1947)
* December 17 - Ford Madox Ford († 1939)


*January 9 - Sigurd Abel, historian
*January 10 - Francesco Dall'Ongaro, poet and dramatist
*January 18 - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, author
*February 1 - Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, novelist
*February 7 - Sheridan Le Fanu, writer
*February 24 - Spiridon Trikoupis, author and orator
*May 8 - John Stuart Mill, philosopher
*May 22 - Alessandro Manzoni, poet and novelist
*May 27 - Pierre-Antoine Lebrun, poet
*August 15 - Edward Meredith Cope, classical scholar
*September 25 - Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi, novelist
*September 26 - Julius Roerich Benedix, dramatist
*September 28 - Emile Gaboriau, novelist
*October 4 - Margaret Gatty, children's author



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