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The year 1735 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- August 4 - At the end of the trial of John Zenger for seditious libel in the New York Weekly Journal, he is found not guilty by the jury.
- September 3 - Samuel Johnson marries Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, twenty years his senior, at St Werburgh's Church, Derby.
- Jesuit scholar Jean-Baptiste Du Halde publishes Description Géographique, Historique, Chronologique, Politique et Physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie Chinois in Paris, including Father Joseph Henri Marie de Prémare's translation of The Orphan of Zhao ("L'Orphelin de la Maison de Tchao"; 13th century), the first Chinese play to have been published in any European language.
- The Sublime Society of Beef Steaks is established by John Rich at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London as a dining club primarily for literary men.
- Anonymous - The Dramatic Historiographer (attrib. Eliza Haywood)
- George Berkeley - The Querist
- Jane Brereton - Merlin
- Henry Brooke - Universal Beauty
- Robert Dodsley - Beauty
- Benjamin Hoadly - A Plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament of the Lord's-Supper
- John Hughes - Poems on several occasions : With some select essays in prose
- Hildebrand Jacob
- Samuel Johnson - A Voyage to Abyssinia
- Carl Linnaeus - Systema Naturae
- George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton - Letters from a Persian in England
- William Melmoth - Of Active and Retired Life
- John Oldmixon - the History of England, During the Reigns of William and Mary, Anne, George I
- Alexander Pope
- An Epistle from Mr. Pope to Dr. Arbuthnot (just after Arbuthnot's death)
- Of the Characters of Women ("Moral Epistle II")
- The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope
- Letters of Mr. Pope, and Several Eminent Persons (a piracy by Edmund Curll, with forgeries included)
- Mr. Pope's Literary Correspondence for Thirty Years, 1704 to 1734 (authorized)
- Antoine François Prévost - Le Doyen de Killerine
- Samuel Richardson - A Seasonable Examination of the Pleas and Pretensions of the Proprietors of, and Subscribers to, Play-Houses
- Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke - A Dissertation upon Parties
- Richard Savage - The Progress of a Divine
- William Somervile - The Chace
- Jonathan Swift, Pope, Arbuthnot, et al.
- Miscellanies in Prose and Verse: Volume the Fifth
- James Thomson
- Ancient and Modern Italy Compared
- Diego de Torres Villarroel - Conquista del reino de Nápoles por su rey don Carlos de Borbón
- ^ Liu, Wu-Chi (1953). "The Original Orphan of China". Comparative Literature 5 (3). JSTOR 1768912.