1855 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1855.


New books[edit]

New drama[edit]



  • David BrewsterMemoirs of the Life, Writings and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton
  • John BrownSlave Life in Georgia
  • Robert Hare – Experimental Investigation of Spirit Manifestations: Demonstrating the Existence of Spirits and Their Communication with Mortals
  • Washington IrvingThe Life of George Washington, Volumes 1 and 2
  • George SandHistoire de ma vie ("The Story of My Life")
  • Alfred Russel WallaceOn the Law Which has Regulated the Introduction of Species





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  3. ^ Eliot, Simon (2004). "Hotten, John Camden (1832–1873)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/13859. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 
  4. ^ Hauge, Ingard (1975). "Poetisk realisme og nasjonalromantikk". In Beyer, Edvard. Norges Litteraturhistorie (in Norwegian) 2. Oslo: Cappelen. pp. 318–325. 
  5. ^ Sieburth, Richard (1999). Gerard de Nerval: Selected Writings. London: Penguin. p. xxxi.