This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
One of the year's least successful publications
January 3 – American author Edgar Allan Poe prints the final edition of the , a journal he owned for only a few months, with the final issue dated this day. Poe also publishes " Broadway Journal The Philosophy of Composition".
January 15 – Fyodor Dostoevsky's first original novel, (Бедные люди, Poor Folk Bednye Lyudi), is published in the St. Petersburg Collection.
January 21 – First publication of , edited by The Daily News Charles Dickens, in London. After 17 issues Dickens hands over the editorship to his friend John Forster. It continues until 1930. c.
May 22 – The Brontë sisters' first published work, the collection , is issued in London. Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell It sells just two copies in the first year.  
June 27 – Charlotte Brontë completes the original manuscript of her novel ; it is offered to several publishers this year but rejected. The Professor 
August 15 – Inauguration of Scott Monument to Sir Walter Scott in Edinburgh (Scotland). 
September 12 – Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning marry privately in St Marylebone Parish Church, London, departing for the continent a week later.
October 1 – Serial publication of Charles Dickens's begins. Dombey and Son
November 21 – , probably written by The String of Pearls: a Romance James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest, begins serialization in Britain, the first literary appearance of Sweeney Todd. Mary Howitt's
Wonderful Stories for Children is the first English translation of works by Hans Christian Andersen published in book format. Isaac D. Baker and
Charles Scribner form the New York City publisher Baker & Scribner, predecessor of Charles Scribner's Sons.
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March 17 – Kate Greenaway, English book illustrator and writer (died 1901)
March 25 – Helen Zimmern, German-born English writer and translator (died 1934)
April 4 – Comte de Lautreamont, French poet and writer (died 1870)
April 24 – Marcus Clarke, Australian novelist and poet (died 1881)
May 5 – Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish novelist (died 1916)
May 25 – Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (died 1900)
August 5 – Alvilde Prydz, Norwegian novelist (died 1922)
October 21 – Edmondo De Amicis, Italian novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer (died 1908)
January 6 – Lewis Goldsmith, Anglo-French journalist (born c. 1763)
February 9 – Henry Gally Knight, English writer and traveler (born 1786)
March 10 – Harriette Wilson, English memoirist (born 1786) 
June 24 – Jan Frans Willems, Flemish poet and political activist (born 1793)
July 12 – Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, English novelist (born 1790)
September 4 – Victor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy, French dramatist (born 1764) 
November 23 – George Darley, Irish poet, novelist, and critic (born 1795)
December 13 – Pasquale Galluppi, Italian philosopher (born 1770)
References [ edit ]
^ Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
^ a b Alexander, Christine; Smith, Margaret (2006). The Oxford Companion to the Brontës. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-866218-1.
^ "Scott Monument". AboutBritain. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013 . Retrieved . 2010-11-13
^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 268–269. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
^ Frances Wilson, The Courtesan's Revenge: The Life of Harriette Wilson, the Woman Who Blackmailed the King
^ Pichois, Claude. "Pour une biographie d'Étienne Jouy", Revue des sciences humaines (April–June 1965:227–252; given a synopsis in Furman, N., La Revue Des Deux Mondes Et Le Romantisme (1831–1848) 1974:12 note 5.