1861 in literature
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The year 1861 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- June 29 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning dies in the arms of her husband and fellow poet Robert Browning in Florence; on July 1 she is buried in the Protestant cemetery there. Robert leaves the city soon afterwards.
- July - Sheridan Le Fanu becomes editor and proprietor of the Dublin University Magazine. From October he begins serialization of his novel The House by the Churchyard in it.
- July 19–24 - Trial in Calcutta of Rev. James Long for defamation in distributing a translation of Dinabandhu Mitra's play Nil Darpan.
- August 3 - Charles Dickens's Bildungsroman Great Expectations concludes serialization in his magazine All the Year Round; in October it is published complete in three volumes by Chapman & Hall in London.
- September 19 - Mrs. Henry Wood's 'sensation novel' East Lynne is published in London as a three-volume novel as it concludes serialization in The New Monthly Magazine. This year also the first theatrical adaptation, as Edith, or The Earl's Daughter, is staged in New York City.
- October 20 - Poet and dramatist Apollo Korzeniowski is arrested for his political activities and placed in the infamous Tenth Pavilion of the Warsaw Citadel.
- Frederick James Furnivall becomes editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Gottfried Keller becomes municipal secretary of his home town of Zurich.
- 31-year-old John Edward Taylor the younger becomes sole editor as well as proprietor of the Manchester Guardian.
- Publication of the first modern New Zealand novel, Henry Butler Stoney's Taranaki: A Tale of the War.
- The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce becomes The Times of India.
- Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- Frances Browne - My Share of the World
- Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
- Fyodor Dostoevsky - Humiliated and Insulted (Russian: Униженные и оскорблённые, Unizhennye i oskorblyonye)
- George Eliot - Silas Marner
- Harriet Ann Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
- Josip Jurčič - Pripovedka o beli kači ("The Tale of the White Snake")
- Balduin Möllhausen - Die Halbindianer ("The Halfbreeds")
- Charles Reade - The Cloister and the Hearth
- Seeley Regester (Metta Victoria Fuller Victor) - Maum Guinea, and Her Plantation "Children", or, Holiday-week on a Louisiana Estate: a Slave Romance
- 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 M. Yonge - The Young Step-Mother
- Henry James Byron - Aladdin, or, The Wonderful Scamp
- Léon Gozlan - La Pluie et le beau temps
- Aleksander Griboyedov - Woe from Wit (first complete publication)
- Charles Baudelaire - Les fleurs du mal, 2nd edition
- Michael Madhusudan Dutt - Meghnad Badh Kabya (মেঘনাদবধ কাব্য, "Slaying of Meghnad")
- Hymns Ancient and Modern
- Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald - Kalevipoeg (Estonian national epic; publication commences)
- 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
- Eliphas Lévi - La Clef des Grands Mystères
- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - Writings on the U.S. Civil War
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - La guerre et la paix
- March 1 - Henry Harland, American novelist and editor (died 1905)
- March 10 - Pauline Johnson, Canadian poet (died 1913)
- April 15 - Bliss Carman, Canadian-born poet (died 1929)
- May 5 - Sir John Edward Lloyd, Welsh historian (died 1947)
- May 7 - Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet and novelist (died 1941)
- May 13 - Margaret Marshall Saunders, Canadian author (died 1947)
- September 20 - Herbert Putnam, American Librarian of Congress (died 1955)
- October 16 - J. B. Bury, Irish 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
- March 10 (February 26 O.S.) - Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet and artist, 47
- April 1 - Lady Charlotte Bury, novelist, 86
- May 23 - Edward Cardwell, theologian, 73
- June 7 - Patrick Brontë, Irish-born father of the Brontë sisters, 84 (having outlived all six of his children)
- June 29 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet, 55 (possibly from hypokalemic periodic paralysis)
- July 6 - Sir Francis Palgrave, historian, 73
- November 13 - Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, 42
- November 30
- McCormack, W. J. (1997). Sheridan Le Fanu. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0-7509-1489-0 pp. 198-199.
- Oxford World's Classics edition.
- "Metta Victor". American Women's Dime Novel Project. Retrieved 2013-11-04.
- "A History of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd". SCM-Canterbury Press. Retrieved 2011-01-03.