15th century in literature

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See also: 15th century in poetry, 14th century in literature, 16th century in literature, list of years in literature.

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New works and first printings of older works[edit]

The Pilgrims diverting each other with tales; woodcut from Caxton's 1486 edition of Canterbury Tales.

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