1861 in literature
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The year 1861 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- October 20 - Poet and dramatist Apollo Korzeniowski is arrested for his political activities and placed in the infamous Tenth Pavilion of the Warsaw Citadel.
- Sheridan Le Fanu becomes editor of the Dublin University Magazine.
- Gottfried Keller becomes municipal secretary of his home town of Zurich.
- John Edward Taylor the younger becomes editor of the Manchester Guardian.
- The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce becomes The Times of India.
- Frederick James Furnivall becomes editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- Frances Browne - My Share of the World
- Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (complete in book form)
- Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Insulted and Humiliated
- George Eliot - Silas Marner
- Harriet Ann Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
- Charles Reade - The Cloister and the Hearth
- George Sand - Consuelo
- Walter Chalmers Smith - The Bishop's Walk
- William Makepeace Thackeray - The Adventures of Philip
- Anthony Trollope
- George J. Whyte-Melville - Market Harborough
- Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne
- Charlotte Mary Yonge - The Young Step-Mother
- Léon Gozlan - La Pluie et le beau temps
- Charles Baudelaire - Les fleurs du mal, 2nd edition
- Hymns Ancient and Modern
- Kalevipoeg (Estonian national epic)
- F. T. Palgrave - Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics
- Isabella Beeton - Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
- Michael Faraday - The Chemical History of a Candle
- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - Writings on the U.S. Civil War
- March 1 - Henry Harland, novelist and editor (died 1905)
- April 15 - Bliss Carman, poet (died 1929)
- May 5 - Sir John Edward Lloyd, historian (died 1947)
- May 7 - Rabindranath Tagore, poet and novelist (died 1941)
- May 13 - Margaret Marshall Saunders, author (died 1947)
- September 20 - Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (died 1955)
- October 16 - J. B. Bury, historian (died 1927)
- January 28 - Henri Murger, French novelist and poet, 38
- January 29 - Catherine Gore, novelist and dramatist, 61
- February 20 - Eugène Scribe, French dramatist, 69
- April 1 - Lady Charlotte Bury, novelist, 86
- May 23 - Edward Cardwell, theologian, 73
- June 7 - Patrick Brontë, father of the Brontë sisters, 84 (having outlived all six of his children)
- June 29 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet, 55 (possibly from hypokalemic periodic paralysis)
- July 6 - Sir Francis Palgrave, historian, 73
- November 13 - Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, 42
- November 30