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The year 1691 in literature involved some significant events.



  • The first of eight volumes of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy Who Lived Five and Forty Years Undiscover'd at Paris is published; subsequent volumes are issued through 1694. The project is a hoax: Volume 1 is actually the work of Italian writer Giovanni Paolo Marana, with Englishmen Roger Manley, Robert Midgeley, and William Bradshaw contributing to later volumes.

New books

New drama

  • Anonymous - The Braggadocio, or Bawd Turn'd Puritan
  • John Bancroft - Edward III, with the Fall of Mortimer, Earl of March
  • John Dryden - King Arthur, or the British Worthy (a "semi-opera" with music by Henry Purcell)
  • Thomas d'Urfey - Love for Money
  • Joseph Harris - The Mistakes
  • William Mountfort - Greenwich Park
  • Jean Racine - Athalie
  • Thomas Southerne - The Wives' Excuse, or Cuckolds Make Themselves
  • Cave Underhill - Win Her and Take Her
  • John Wilson - Belphegor, or the Marriage of the Devil published





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