1686 in literature

This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1686.

List of years in literature (table)


New booksEdit


  • Pierre BaylePhilosophical Commentary (on religious freedom)
  • Bernard de Fontenelle
  • Gottfried Leibniz
    • Brevis Demonstratio Erroris Memorabilis Cartesii et Aliorum Circa Legem Naturae (A Brief Demonstration of the Memorable Error of Descartes and Others About the Law of Nature)[2]
    • Discours de Métaphysique
  • Ihara Saikaku (井原 西鶴)
    • Twenty Cases of Unfilial Children (本朝二十不孝 Honchō Nijū Fukō)
    • The Life of an Amorous Woman (好色一代女 Kōshoku Ichidai Onna)
  • Thomas SydenhamSchedula monitoria de novae febris ingressu (Schedule of Symptoms of Newly Arrived Fever)


  • John BunyanA Book for Boys and Girls, or, Country Rhymes for Children






  1. ^ Benson, Donald R. (Summer 1964). "Theology and Politics in Dryden's Conversion". Studies in English Literature. 4 (3): 393–412. doi:10.2307/449490. JSTOR 449490.
  2. ^ William H. Trapnell (1988). The Treatment of Christian Doctrine by Philosophers of the Natural Light from Descartes to Berkeley. Voltaire Foundation at the Taylor Institution. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-7294-0363-4.
  3. ^ Davies, Sir William Llewelyn. "Alban Thomas (1686–1771)". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  4. ^ William A. Bunch (1975). Jean Mairet: By William A. Bunch. Twayne Publishers. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8057-2565-0.
  5. ^ Stephen Ward Angell; Stephen W. Angell; Pink Dandelion (8 July 2015). Early Quakers and their Theological Thought. Cambridge University Press. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-107-05052-5.