1867 in literature
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The year 1867 in literature involved some significant new books.
- By February - The first blue plaque is erected in London by the Society of Arts on the birthplace (1788) of poet Lord Byron (subsequently demolished).
- Autumn - Anthony Trollope resigns from his senior administrative position in the British General Post Office in order to write full-time.
- Publication of Leo Tolstoy's 1805, an early version of War and Peace, concludes in The Russian Messenger.
- Première of Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy's historical drama The Death of Ivan the Terrible (Russian: Смерть Иоанна Грозного, Smert Ioa′nna Gro′znogo, written in 1863 and first published in 1866) at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the first of a trilogy.
- The Leipzig publisher Reclam introduces its Universal-Bibliothek series of cheap paperback reprints with an edition of Goethe's Faust.
- Mrs. Henry Wood purchases and begins editing the British fiction magazine Argosy.
- Three new American periodicals for children — Oliver Optic's Magazine, Frank Leslie's Boys' and Girls' Weekly, and the Riverside Magazine for Young People — are launched.
- Mary Elizabeth Braddon - Circe
- Rhoda Broughton
- Charles Theodore Henri de Coster - The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak
- John William De Forest - Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Gambler (Игрок, Igrok, novella)
- Augusta Evans - St. Elmo
- Émile Gaboriau - The Mystery of Orcival
- Goncourt brothers - Manette Salomon
- Ippolito Nievo - The Castle of Fratta
- Caroline Norton - Old Sir Douglas (serialisation concluded)
- Ouida - Under Two Flags
- Hesba Stretton - Jessica's First Prayer
- Anthony Trollope
- Mark Twain - The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
- Ivan Turgenev - Smoke
- Émile Zola - Thérèse Raquin
- Erckmann-Chatrian - Le Juif Polonais
- Henrik Ibsen - Peer Gynt (first published)
- Thomas William Robertson - Caste
- Matthew Arnold - New Poems, including "Dover Beach"
- William Morris - The Life and Death of Jason
- Jan Neruda - Knihy veršů ("Books of Verses")
- Piet Paaltjens (François Haverschmidt) - Snikken en grimlachjes: poëzie uit den studententijd ("Sobs and Bitter Grins: poetry of student days")
- Henry Timrod - "Ode: Sung on the Occasion of Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C., 1867"
- Walter Bagehot - The English Constitution
- William Carew Hazlitt - Handbook to the Popular, Poetical and Dramatic Literature of Great Britain, from the Invention of Printing to the Restoration
- Francis Marrash - Rihlat Baris
- Karl Marx - Das Kapital
- William Makepeace Thackeray - The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: a series of lectures
- William Thomson - Treatise on Natural Philosophy
- January 18 - Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet (died 1916)
- February 7 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, American novelist (died 1957)
- February 18 - Hedwig Courths-Mahler, born Ernestine Friederike Elisabeth Mahler, German novelist (died 1950)
- May 7 - Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (died 1925)
- May 8 - Margarete Böhme, German novelist (died 1939)
- May 27 - Arnold Bennett, British novelist (died 1931)
- October 31 - David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (died 1911)
- December 25 - Alfred Kempner, Silesian-born German-Jewish theatre critic (committed suicide 1948)
- May 27 - Thomas Bulfinch, American collector of myths and legends, 70
- July 31 - Catharine Sedgwick, American novelist, 77
- August 8 - Sarah Austin, editor and translator, 74
- August 31 - Charles Baudelaire, French poet, 46 (stroke)
- October 7 - Henry Timrod, Confederate poet, 38 (tuberculosis)
- unknown - Charlotte Barton, Australian children's author, c. 70
- Толстой, А.К. (1964). Собрание сочинений в 4-х томах 2. Москва: Художественная литература. pp. 668–673.
- Moser, Charles A., ed. (1992). The Cambridge History of Russian Literature (Rev. ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-521-42567-0.
- Banham, Martin, ed. (1998). The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Cambridge University Press. p. 1115. ISBN 0-521-43437-8.
- Flowers, Michael (2006). "Ellen Wood - A Biographical Sketch". Retrieved 2014-02-11.
- Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (2nd ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Newdigate prize poem. Accessed 4 November 2012