1835 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1835.
- February 17 – William Colenso prints the first book in New Zealand, a translation into the Māori language of the Epistle to the Philippians and Epistle to the Ephesians.
- c. Early March – John Stuart Mill's maid accidentally burns the unpublished first volume manuscript of Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution: A History.
- May 8 – The first of Hans Christian Andersen's 168 fantastic stories are published as Fairy Tales Told for Children. First Collection (Eventyr, fortalte for Børn) by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen including "The Tinderbox" (Fyrtøiet) and "The Princess and the Pea" (Prinsessen paa Ærten). On December 16 a second collection including "Thumbelina" (Tommelise) is published.
- July – Bertelsmann is founded by Carl Bertelsmann as a religious printer and publisher in Prussia.
- November/December – The German Federal Convention prohibits circulation of work by members of the "Young Germany" group of writers (Karl Gutzkow, Heinrich Heine, Heinrich Laube, Theodor Mundt and Ludolf Wienbarg) and the exiled poet Heinrich Heine.
- Memoir of James Jackson, written by Susan Paul, is the earliest-known published narrative by an African-American woman and the first account documenting the life of a free black child in the United States.
- The annual Icelandic language journal Fjölnir is first published in Copenhagen by four Icelanders, Jónas Hallgrímsson, Konráð Gíslason, Brynjólfur Pétursson and Tómas Sæmundsson (the Fjölnismenn), promoting romanticism in Icelandic literature and the Icelandic independence movement.
- The remains of Jonathan Swift are uncovered during work on St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, and inspected by William Wilde, an apprentice surgeon at this time.
- Honoré de Balzac -
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton – The Student
- Théophile Gautier – Mademoiselle de Maupin
- Nikolai Gogol
- Karl Gutzkow – Wally die Zweiflerin (Wally the Sceptic)
- Joseph C. Hart – Miriam Coffin, or The Whale-Fisherman
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The Devil in Manuscript
- "Young Goodman Brown" (short story)
- Washington Irving – The Crayon Miscellany (three short stories), including "A Tour on the Prairies"
- Hannah Maria Jones – The Gipsy Mother, or, The miseries of enforced marriage: a tale of mystery
- John P. Kennedy – Horseshoe Robinson
- Prosper Mérimée – "La Vénus d'Ille" (short story)
- Hugh Miller – Scenes and Legends in the North of Scotland
- Mary Russell Mitford – Belford Regis
- Caroline Norton – The Wife, and Woman's Reward
- Julia Pardoe – The Mardens and the Daventrys
- G. W. M. Reynolds – The Youthful Imposter
- Catharine Maria Sedgwick – The Linwoods
- Mary Shelley – Lodore
- Alfred de Vigny – Servitude et grandeur militaires
Children and young people
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Edward Augustus Kendall
- Burford Cottage and Its Robin Red Breast
- The English Boy at the Cape: An Anglo-African Story
- Jane Marcet – Mary's Grammar
- Frederick Marryat – The Pacha of Many Tales
- Agnes Strickland – Tales of the School Room
- Georg Büchner – Danton's Death (Dantons Tod, published)
- Christian Dietrich Grabbe – Hannibal
- Victor Hugo – Angelo, Tyrant of Padua
- Friedrich Kaiser – Hans Hasenkopf
- William Thomas Moncrieff – The Jewess
- Thomas Noon Talfourd – Ion
- Alfred de Vigny – Chatterton
- Robert Browning – Paracelsus
- Elias Lönnrot (comp.) – Kalevala
- Karl August Nicander – Hesperider
- See also 1835 in poetry
- Edward Blyth – "An Attempt to Classify the 'Varieties' of Animals..." (first of three articles up to 1837)
- Maria Callcott – Little Arthur's History of England
- James Cowles Prichard – Treatise on Insanity and Other Disorders Affecting the Mind
- Alexis de Tocqueville – Democracy in America, vol. 1
- David Strauss – Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet (The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined; publication begins)
- Connop Thirlwall – History of Greece (publication begins)
- Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun – Souvenirs (autobiography)
- January 20 – Lucy Hamilton Hooper American writer (died 1893)
- January 29 – Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (Susan Coolidge), American children's writer (died 1905)
- February 14 – Mary Spear Nicholas Tiernan American writer (died 1891)
- February 22 – Lillian Spender (née Headland), English novelist (died 1895)
- March 25 – Minnie S. Davis American author and mental scientist (unknown year of death)
- March 28 – Mary H. Gray Clarke American writer (died 1892)
- April 3 – Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford American writer (died 1921)
- April 10 – Charlotte Louisa Hawkins Dempster, Scottish novelist and essayist (died 1913 in literature)
- April 10 – Louise Chandler Moulton American writer and critic (died 1908)
- April 23 – Luisa Cappiani Austrian soprano, educator, and essayist (died 1919)
- April 25 – Emma Scarr Booth English-born American author (died 1927)
- May 8 – Augusta Jane Evans American author (died 1909)
- June 5 – Amanda Kerfstedt, Swedish novelist and playwright (died 1920)
- June 26 – Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and travel writer (died 1896)
- June 29 – Celia Laighton Thaxter American writer (died 1894)
- October 4 – Mary Elizabeth Braddon, English novelist (died 1915)
- November 30 – Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), American novelist and humorist (died 1910)
- December 4 – Samuel Butler, English novelist (died 1902)
- Mary Catherine Chase (Sister Mary Francis de Sales) American nun and writer (unknown year of death)
Unknown date, approximate year
- January 1 – Mátyás Godina, Hungarian hymnist and educational writer in Prekmurje dialect of Slovenian (born c. 1768)
- March 30 – Richard Sharp ("Conversation Sharp"), English poet, critic and wit (born 1759)
- April 8 – Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher (born 1767)
- April 2 – István Ballér (Števan Baler), Slovene hymnist and Lutheran minister (born 1760)
- April 17 – William Henry Ireland, English poet and forger of Shakespeariana (born 1775)
- June 18 – William Cobbett, English journalist and social commentator (born 1763)
- August 23 – Isaac Pocock, English dramatist (born 1782)
- December 17 – Pierre Louis Roederer, French politician, economist, and historian (born 1754)
- December 25 – Antoine Ó Raifteiri, Irish poet writing in Gaelic (born 1779)
- "The Trail Of Waitangi". Retrieved 2013-08-22.