December 21 – The first of Virginia Woolf's writings to be accepted for publication, "Haworth, November 1904", an account of a visit to the Brontë family home, is published anonymously in a women's supplement to a clerical journal, The Guardian. (A book review, written later, is published in the same journal a week earlier.)
This page gives a chronological list of years in literature (descending order), with notable publications listed with their respective years and a small selection of notable events. The time covered in individual years covers Renaissance, Baroque and Modern literature, while Medieval literature is resolved by century.
Note: List of years in poetry exists specifically for poetry.
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The Treasure is a 1904 novel by the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf. Its original Swedish title is Herr Arnes penningar, which means "Mr. Arne's money". It has also been published in English as Herr Arne's Hoard. Set in Bohuslän in the 16th century, it tells the story of a group of Scottish mercenaries who escape from prison; they go on to murder a family to steal a treasure chest, after which one of them falls in love with the family's sole survivor.
Traffics and Discoveries was a collection of short stories published by Rudyard Kipling in 1904.
The Bonds of Discipline
A Sahibs' War
"Their Lawful Occasions"
The Comprehension of Private Copper
The Army of a Dream
Below the Mill DamAs with many of Kipling's works, each story is accompanied by a poem:
From the Masjid-Al-Aqsa of Sayyid Ahmed (Wahabi)
The Wet Litany
The King’s Task
Kaspar’s Song in Varda
Song of the Old Guard
The Return of the Children
From Lyden’s "Irenius"
"Our Fathers Also"
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