1876 in literature
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The year 1876 in literature involved some significant events and new publications.
- February 24 - Premiere of first stage production of the verse-play Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (published 1867) with incidental music by Edvard Grieg, in Christiania, Norway.
- March 14 - Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma established in Rome.
- March - American librarian Melvil Dewey first publishes the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
- The Harvard Lampoon humor magazine is founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Discovery of the first (1594) edition of Christopher Marlowe's play Edward II.
- William Heffer takes over his first bookshop in Cambridge (England).
- W. H. Ainsworth
- Louisa May Alcott - Rose in Bloom
- Machado de Assis - Helena
- Mrs G. Linnæus Banks - The Manchester Man
- Walter Besant and James Rice - The Golden Butterfly
- Rhoda Broughton - Joan
- Robert Buchanan - The Shadow of the Sword
- Wilkie Collins - The Two Destinies
- Alphonse Daudet - Jack
- Fyodor Dostoevsky - A Gentle Creature
- George Eliot - Daniel Deronda
- Benito Pérez Galdós - Doña Perfecta
- John Habberton - Helen's Babies
- Thomas Hardy - The Hand of Ethelberta
- Joris-Karl Huysmans - Martha
- Herman Melville - Clarel
- Anthony Trollope - The Prime Minister (complete in book form)
- Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Jules Verne - Michael Strogoff
- Charlotte M. Yonge - The Three Brides
- Émile Zola - Son Excellence Eugène Rougon
- Émile Augier - Madame Caverlet
- Rosario de Acuña - Rienzi el tribuno
- W. S. Gilbert - Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith
- Henrik Ibsen - Peer Gynt
- William Ewart Gladstone - Bulgarian Horrors
- Søren Kierkegaard - Judge for Yourselves!
- Robert's Rules of Order
- January 12 - Jack London, American writer (died 1916)
- February 16 - G. M. Trevelyan, English historian (died 1962)
- March 4 - Léon-Paul Fargue, poet (died 1947)
- April 13 - Sidney Bradshaw Fay (died 1967)
- April 22 - Ole Edvart Rolvaag, Norwegian-American writer (died 1931)
- May 10 - Ivan Cankar, dramatist and poet (died 1918)
- June 2 - Konstantin Trenyov, dramatist (died 1945)
- July 12 - Max Jacob, poet (died 1944)
- September 13 - Sherwood Anderson, American novelist (died 1941)
- October 31 - Natalie Clifford Barney, American writer and patron (died 1972)
- November 1 - Anne de Noailles, French writer (died 1933)
- December 22 - Thomas Mofolo, Sotho novelist (died 1948)
- January 7 - Juste Olivier, poet (born 1807)
- January 19 - George Julius Poulett Scrope, political economist (born 1797)
- February 3 - Gino Capponi, historian (born 1792)
- February 27 - Afanasy Shchapov, historian (born 1830)
- March 2 - Johannes Falke, historian (born 1823)
- May 7 - William Buell Sprague, biographer (born 1795)
- May 24 - Henry Kingsley, novelist (born 1830)
- May 26 - František Palacký, historian (born 1798)
- June 8 - George Sand, French novelist (born 1804)
- June 14 - Catherine Crowe, English novelist and children's writer (born 1803)
- June 27 - Harriet Martineau, philosopher and feminist writer (born 1802)
- July 14 - James Henry, poet (born 1798)
- July 24 - John William Kaye, military historian (born 1814)
- July 25 - Robert Caesar Childers, orientalist (born 1838)
- October 7 - Georg Heinrich Pertz, historian (born 1795)
- October 18 - Francis Preston Blair, American journalist (born 1791)
- November 24 - Maria Francesca Rossetti, English writer and sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti (born 1827)
- December 30 - Christian Winther, Danish lyric poet (born 1796)
- Undated - Joshua Hobson, English pamphleteer (born 1810)
- Dewey, Melvil (1876). A Classification and Subject Index for Cataloguing and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library. OCLC 78870163. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
- The Atheneum, No. 2562, 2 December 1876.
- Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (2nd ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.
- Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1876". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale.