1811 in literature
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- March 25 - The University of Oxford expels the teenage Percy Bysshe Shelley after he and Thomas Jefferson Hogg refuse to answer questions about The Necessity of Atheism, a pamphlet they wrote.
- October 30 - First publication of a novel by Jane Austen when Sense and Sensibility ("by a lady") is issued in Thomas Egerton's Military Library (Whitehall, London) at her expense in three volumes.
- November 4 - Lord Byron meets Thomas Campbell and Thomas Moore at the home of Samuel Rogers, where the company discusses literary topics.
- November 21 - German poet Heinrich von Kleist shoots his terminally-ill lover Henriette Vogel and then himself, on the shore of the Kleiner Wannsee near Potsdam.
- Walter Scott buys the farm at Abbotsford in Scotland and commences building his future residence, Abbotsford House.
- Friedrich Koenig, with the assistance of Andreas Friedrich Bauer, produces the first steam printing press, in London.
- Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility
- Amelia Beauclerc - Eva of Cambria
- Mary Brunton - Self-Control
- Augustus Jacob Crandolph - The Mysterious Hand
- Charlotte Dacre - The Passions
- Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué - Undine
- Rachel Hunter -The Schoolmistress
- Heinrich von Kleist - Michael Kohlhaas
- Mary Meeke - Stratagems Defeated
- Lady Morgan - The Missionary: An Indian Tale
- Emma Parker - Elfrida, Heiress of Belgrove
- Percy Bysshe Shelley - St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian
- Catherine Smith
- Elizabeth Thomas - Mortimer Hall
- Sarah Wigley - Glencarron: a Scottish Tale
- Sophia F Ziegenhirt - Seabrook Village and Its Inhabitants
- Sarah Isdell - The Poor Gentlewoman
- James Sheridan Knowles - Brian Boroihme; or, The Maid of Erin
- Thomas Moore - M.P.
- Anna Maria Porter - Ballad Romances, and Other Poems
- Thomas Pringle - The Institute: a Heroic Poem
- Mary Russell Mitford - Christina, the Maid of the South Seas
- K. A. Böttiger - Kunstmythologie
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Aus meinem Leben: Dichtung und Wahrheit
- Barthold G. Niebuhr - Roman History
- John Roberton - On Diseases of the Generative System
- Percy Bysshe Shelley - The Necessity of Atheism
- January 9 - Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English humorist (died 1856)
- February 1 - Arthur Henry Hallam, English poet (died 1833)
- February 19 - Jules Sandeau, French dramatist and novelist (died 1883)
- June 14 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, novelist (died 1896)
- July 18 - William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist and satirist (died 1863)
- August 31 - Théophile Gautier, French poet and novelist (died 1872)
- September 17 - August Blanche, Swedish writer and statesman (died 1868)
- October 19 - Andreas Munch, Norwegian poet (died 1884)
- January 10 - Joseph Chénier, French poet and dramatist, brother of André Chénier (born 1764)
- May 7 - Richard Cumberland, dramatist (born 1732)
- September 14 - James Grahame, poet (born 1765)
- September 30 - Bishop Thomas Percy, collector of Percy's Reliques (born 1729)
- November 21 - Heinrich von Kleist, poet (born 1777; suicide)
- Scott, Winifred (1951). Jefferson Hogg: Shelley's Biographer. London: Jonathan Cape.
- "Oct 30, 1811: Sense and Sensibility is published". This Day in History. History. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- "Pride and Prejudice Economics: Or Why a Single Man with a Fortune of £4,000 Per Year is a Desirable Husband". Jane Austen's World. 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- Patented in 1810. Meggs, Philip B. (1998). A History of Graphic Design. Wiley. pp. 130–133. ISBN 0-471-29198-6.