1865 in literature
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The year 1865 in literature involved some significant new books.
- January - Our Young Folks, an American monthly for children produced by Ticknor and Fields in Boston, publishes its first issue.
- February - Publication of Leo Tolstoy's 1805, an early version of War and Peace, begins in the magazine Russkiy Vestnik.
- April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: President of the United States Abraham Lincoln is shot while attending a performance of the farce Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth, dying the following day.
- June 9 - Charles Dickens is involved in the Staplehurst rail crash in England.
- June 14 - Karl May begins a 4-year prison sentence for thefts and frauds at Osterstein Castle (Zwickau).
- July 4 - Lewis Carroll's children's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published by Macmillan in London for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Carroll), three years after it was first narrated. He and his illustrator, John Tenniel, withdraw this edition, and the first trade editions are published in December (dated 1866), that published by Appleton in New York using the rejected sheets from the earlier printing.
- November 18 - Mark Twain's story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is published in the New York weekly The Saturday Press.
- English writer Edwin Abbott Abbott becomes headmaster of the City of London School at the age of 26.
- José de Alencar - Iracema
- R. M. Ballantyne - The Lighthouse
- Wilhelm Busch - Max und Moritz
- Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay - Durgeshnandini
- Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend (publication concludes)
- Mary Mapes Dodge - Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates
- Edmond de Goncourt - Germinie Lacerteux
- Charles Kingsley - Hereward the Wake
- Sheridan Le Fanu - Guy Deverell
- George MacDonald - Alec Forbes of Howglen
- Robert Smith Surtees - Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds (posthumous)
- Anthony Trollope - Can You Forgive Her? (publication concludes)
- Jules Verne - From the Earth to the Moon (De la Terre à la Lune)
- Émile Zola - La Confession de Claude
- Edward Lear - The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple
- Mary Wright Sewell - Mother's Last Words: a ballad
- A. C. Swinburne - Atalanta in Calydon
- Annals of Joseon Dynasty (final volume)
- Matthew Arnold - Essays in Criticism
- P. T. Barnum - The Humbugs of the World
- Jacob Grimm - Deutsche Sagen
- Karl Marx - Value, Price and Profit
- John Stuart Mill - Examinations of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy
- James Hutchison Stirling - The Secret of Hegel: Being the Hegelian System in Origin Principle, Form and Matter
- James Hudson Taylor - China's Spiritual Need and Claims
- February 12 - Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, poet (✝ 1940)
- February 21 - John Haden Badley, teacher and writer (✝ 1967)
- March 15 - Edith Maude Eaton (Sui-Sin Far) (✝ 1914)
- March 20 - Arthur Bayldon, poet (✝ 1958)
- March 29 - Stephen Bonsal, diplomat and writer (✝ 1951)
- June 13 - William Butler Yeats (✝ 1939)
- June 26 - Bernard Berenson, art historian (✝ 1959)
- August 14 - Pietro Gori, poet (✝ 1911)
- September 11 - Rainis, poet and dramatist (✝ 1929)
- December 30 - Rudyard Kipling (✝ 1936)
- date unknown - Enrico Corradini, novelist and journalist (✝ 1931)
- January 11 - Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Ferland, historian
- January 18 - Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville, diarist
- January 19 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, philosopher
- January 21 - Joseph Xavier Saintine, novelist and dramatist
- February 6 - Isabella Beeton, writer on household management
- February 25 - Otto Ludwig, German novelist/playwright
- April 2
- April 15 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America
- May 14 - Pierre François Xavier de Ram, historian
- August 4 - William Edmondstoune Aytoun, Scottish poet and humorist
- June 10 - Lydia Sigourney, American poet
- September 30 - Dudley Costello, journalist and novelist
- November 12 - Elizabeth Gaskell, novelist
- December 1 - Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, poet
- December 3 - Joseph Marie Quérard, bibliographer
- December 20 - Barton Bouchier, English religious writer.