1825 in literature
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This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1825.
- February 19 – Franz Grillparzer's König Ottokars Glück und Ende (The Fortune and Fall of King Ottokar, published 1823) is first performed, at the Burgtheater in Vienna, after Caroline Augusta, Empress of Austria, urges her husband Francis I of Austria to lift the censorship restrictions on it.
- April – Charles Lamb retires from his clerical post with the East India Company in London on superannuation.
- May 6–June 15 – The two youngest Brontë sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, die at home at Haworth Parsonage aged 11 and 9, of consumption they have contracted at Cowan Bridge School.
- May 6 – French bibliophile, translator, lawyer and politician Henri Boulard (born 1754) dies, leaving a library of over half a million books, one of the greatest private book collections in history.
- December 17 – John Neal moves in with and becomes personal secretary of Jeremy Bentham, who recruits Neal to his utilitarian philosophy.
- unknown date – The first publication of Samuel Pepys' Diary (1660–1669) appears, edited by Lord Braybrooke from a transcription by Rev. John Smith.
- John and Michael Banim – Tales of the O'Hara Family
- Lydia Maria Child – The Rebels
- Sarah Green – Parents and Wives
- Wilhelm Hauff – Der Mann im Mond (The Man in the Moon)
- Barbara Hofland – Moderation
- John Neal – Brother Jonathan: or, the New Englanders
- Sir Walter Scott
- Maria Hack –English Stories. Third Series, Reformation under the Tudor Princes
- Caroline Boaden – Quite Correct
- Aleksander Griboyedov – Woe from Wit (part published)
- James Sheridan Knowles – William Tell
- Harriet Lee – The Three Strangers
- John Poole – Paul Pry
- Alexander Pushkin – Boris Godunov (published 1831, but approved for the stage only in 1866)
- William Tennant – John Balliol
- Charles Walker – The Fall of Algiers
- Anna Laetitia Barbauld – Works
- Felicia Hemans – The Forest Sanctuary
- Esaias Tegnér – Frithiol's Saga
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin – Physiologie du goût (The Physiology of Taste)
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Aids to Reflection
- George Gleig – The Subaltern
- William Hazlitt – The Spirit of the Age
- Sarah Kemble Knight – The Journal of Madam Knight
- John Claudius Loudon – The Encyclopaedia of Agriculture
- Thomas Moore – Memoirs of the Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan
- Harriette Wilson – The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Written by Herself
- January 11 – Bayard Taylor, American poet (died 1878)
- February 13 – Julia C. R. Dorr, American author (died 1913)
- February 18 – Mór Jókai, Hungarian novelist and dramatist (died 1904)
- March 3 – Annie Keary, English novelist, poet and children's writer (died 1879)
- March 16 – Lucy Virginia French, American author (died 1881)
- April 3 – William Billington, English poet and publican (died 1884)
- April 20 – Emma Jane Guyton (Worboise), English novelist and magazine editor (died 1887)
- April 24 – R. M. Ballantyne, Scottish writer of juvenile fiction (died 1894)
- May 21 – Nancy H. Adsit, American art writer, lecturer, educator (died 1902)
- June 7 – R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (died 1900)
- June 14 – Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp, English-born American author and educator (died 1903)
- July 2 – Richard Henry Stoddard, American critic and poet (died 1903)
- July 13 – Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren, American writer, translator, and anti-suffragist (died 1889)
- October 19 – Jeanette Granberg, Swedish playwright and translator (died 1857)
- October 23 – Walter Gregor, Scottish folklorist, linguist and pastor (died 1897)
- March 9 – Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet, essayist and children's author (born 1743)
- April 23 – Maler Müller, German poet, dramatist and painter (born 1749)
- June 4 – Morris Birkbeck, American writer and social reformer (born 1764)
- June 11 – Helen Craik, Scottish novelist and poet (born c. 1751)
- August 10 – Joseph Harris (Gomer), Welsh poet and journalist (born 1773)
- November 7 – Charlotte Dacre, English poet and Gothic novelist (born c. 1772)
- November 25 – Desfontaines-Lavallée, French novelist and dramatist (born 1733)
- December 5 – Mary Whateley (Mary Darwall), English poet (born 1738)
- unknown dates
- Richards, Irving T. (2018) [Originally published as in The New England Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 2, June 1834, pp. 335-355]. "Mary Gove Nichols and John Neal". In DiMercurio, Catherine C. (ed.). Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Novelists, Philosophers, and Other Creative Writers Who Dies between 1800 and 1899, from the First Published Critical Evaluations. 356. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale. p. 178n62. ISBN 978-1-4103-7851-4.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (2003). A Book I Value: Selected Marginalia. Princeton University Press. p. 179. ISBN 0-691-11317-3.
- Sears, Donald A. (1978). John Neal. Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers. p. 145. ISBN 080-5-7723-08.
- "Supplement to the Local Gazetteer of Wu Prefecture". World Digital Library. 1134. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
- Taiping Chang Knechtges (14 September 2017). A Dictionary of Chinese Literature. OUP Oxford. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-19-251393-9.
- The Gentleman's Magazine. F. Jefferies. 1825. pp. 11–.