1741 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1741.


New books[edit]

New drama[edit]

  • Anonymous – Pamela; or, Virtue Triumphant
  • Robert DodsleyThe Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green (adapted from the anonymous Elizabethan play)
  • David GarrickThe Lying Valet
  • William HatchettThe Chinese Orphan: An Historical Tragedy (adapted from the 13th century Chinese play The Orphan of Zhao; unperformed)
  • John Kelly – The Levee
  • VoltaireMahomet (first performed)


  • William ShenstoneThe Judgment of Hercules
  • Edward YoungPoetical Works of the Reverend Edward Young
  • Alonso Verdugo, third Earl of Torrepalma – Adonis





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