1885 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1885.

—Opening lines of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


New books[edit]


Children and young people[edit]



  • J. W. Cross (ed.) – George Eliot's Life, as related in her letters and journals
  • Anténor FirminDe l'Égalité des Races Humaines (On the Equality of Human Races)
  • Tsubouchi Shōyō ((坪内 逍遥) – Shōsetsu Shinzui (The Essence of the Novel)




  1. ^ Blair, Walter (1960). Mark Twain & Huck Finn. Berkeley: University of California. 
  2. ^ "All Modern Literature Comes from One Book by Mark Twain". Philadelphia: Bauman Rare Books. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  3. ^ Kawachi, Yoshiko (1998). "The Merchant of Venice and Japanese Culture". Japanese Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. Newark: University of Delaware Press. ISBN 9780874136739. 
  4. ^ "Hardy Country". National Trust. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Gilchrist Family Papers – Biographical Sketch". Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Retrieved 2013-01-07.