1813 in literature
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The year 1813 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works, including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Robert Southey's Life of Nelson, Arthur Schopenhauer's Sufficient Reason, and Shelley's Queen Mab.
- January 28 - First publication of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice ("by the author of Sense and Sensibility") in London; a second edition follows in November.
- February 3 - Leigh Hunt is imprisoned for a libel on the Prince Regent in The Examiner (1812). He continues his literary work in gaol and will be visited by Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, Charles and Mary Lamb, Charles Cowden Clarke, Maria Edgeworth, William Hazlitt, Jeremy Bentham, Lord Brougham and Benjamin Haydon.
- May 10 - Eccentric English amateur actor Robert Coates makes his London debut in his favourite role, Romeo, at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
- June 17–18 - German poet and playwright Theodor Körner, fighting with the Königlich Preußisches Freikorps von Lützow in the German campaign against Napoleon (War of the Sixth Coalition), composes the sonnet Abschied vom Leben ("Farewell to Life") while lying severely wounded.
- August 25 - Theodor Körner composes the patriotic lyric Schwertlied ("Sword Song") the night before his death in action aged 21.
- October 2 - The Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania is founded (the oldest continuously existing literary society in the United States).
- Autumn - Robert Southey becomes Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom after Walter Scott's refusal of the post.
- Remorse, a new play by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, has a successful three-week run at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
- Historian and publicist Joseph François Michaud takes up Seat 29 of the Académie française.
- Probable date - George E. Clymer invents the Columbian press.
- Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
- Willem Bilderdijk – A Short Account of a Remarkable Aerial Voyage and Discovery of a New Planet
- Adelbert von Chamisso – Peter Schlemihl
- Barbara Hofland – The Daughter-in-Law
- Regina Maria Roche – The Monastery of St. Columb
- Shikitei Sanba – Ukiyoburo (publication completed)
- Sarah Elizabeth Utterson – Tales of the Dead
- Jean-Antoine-Marie Monperlier - Les Chevaliers de Malte
- Amandus Gottfried Adolf Müllner - Die Schuld
- Jane M. Scott - The Forest Knight
- Lord Byron - The Giaour
- Alessandro Manzoni - Inni sacri
- Mary Russell Mitford - Narrative Poems on the Female Character
- Percy Bysshe Shelley - Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem
- Humphry Davy - Elements Of Agricultural Chemistry In A Course Of Lectures
- Joseph Philippe Francois Deleuze - Histoire critique de magnétisme animal
- Johann Friedrich Herbart - Introduction to Philosophy
- Robert Owen - A New View of Society
- Percy Bysshe Shelley - A Vindication of Natural Diet
- Arthur Schopenhauer - On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason
- Robert Southey - Life of Nelson
- January 23
- February 11 - Otto Ludwig, German novelist/playwright (died 1865)
- March 18 - Christian Friedrich Hebbel, German poet and dramatist (died 1863)
- May 5 - Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (died 1855)
- February 11 - Harriet Ann Jacobs, African-American abolitionist and memoirist (died 1897)
- October 17 - Georg Büchner, Hessian-born writer (died 1837)
- January 20 - Christoph Martin Wieland, poet (born 1733)
- February 4 - James Whitelaw, historian (born 1749)
- April 22 - Henry Clifford, legal writer (born 1768)
- June 26 - Jean-François Cailhava de L'Estandoux, French dramatist, poet and critic (born 1731)
- August 11 - Henry James Pye, Poet Laureate of Great Britain (born 1745)
- August 26 - Theodor Körner, German poet and dramatist (born 1791; killed in action)
- October 11 - Robert Kerr, scientific writer and translator (born 1755)
- November 12 - J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur, French/American writer (born 1735)
- Internet Archive: Southey's Life of Nelson. Accessed 12 February 2013
- Roe, Nicholas (2004). "Hunt, (James Henry) Leigh (1784–1859)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/14195. Retrieved 2013-12-02. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- "Körner, Karl Theodor". Collier's New Encyclopedia. 1921.
- "Scott the Poet". Sir Walter Scott. Edinburgh University Library. 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- Hooti, N.; Rostami, M. R. (2012). "Radical and Conservative Ideologies in Coleridge’s Remorse: A New Historicist Study". American Journal of Scientific Research (47): 96–104.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Joseph Francois Michaud". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Körner, Karl Theodor". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.