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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
February 2 – Alexandre Dumas, fils's stage adaptation of his 1848 novel is premièred at the La Dame aux caméllias Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris.
February 24 – Nikolai Gogol burns some of his manuscripts, including most of the second part of , telling acquaintances the action is a practical joke played on him by the Devil. He takes to his bed and dies a few days later. Dead Souls March – Serialization of
Charles Dickens' novel begins; the September installment introduces the first detective in an English novel. Bleak House 
March 20 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist novel is first published in book form, by Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly John P. Jewett of Boston with illustrations by Hammatt Billings, rapidly establishing its position as the best-selling novel of the 19th century. The first British publication (by  Samuel Orchart Beeton) is in April followed by C. H. Clarke and Co.'s in May and  John Cassell's serial issue with illustrations by George Cruikshank, together with pirated reprints from Routledge. The first dramatic adaptations appear on the New York stage from Autumn. This year also, Jewett publishes the first work of fiction in English by an African American, the escaped slave Frederick Douglass's novella . The Heroic Slave, a heartwarming Narrative of the Adventures of Madison Washington, in Pursuit of Liberty April – Samuel Orchart Beeton launches
, the first British magazine aimed at a middle-class female readership. The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine 
April 16 – Ivan Turgenev is imprisoned and exiled to his country estate over an obituary praising Gogol. 
April 24 – Wilkie Collins' first contribution to , "The traveller's story of a terribly strange bed", is an early example of crime fiction involving the (Paris) police. Household Words 
August 5 – Exiled French novelist Victor Hugo moves to Saint Helier on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
September 2 – The public library in Campfield, Manchester, England, is the first to offer free lending under the U.K.  Public Libraries Act 1850; Edward Bulwer-Lytton and Charles Dickens are present at the opening ceremony. November –
Leo Tolstoy's debut novel, («Детство», Childhood Detstvo), is published under the initials L. N. in this month's issue of the Saint Petersburg literary journal . Sovremennik
November 23 – At the suggestion of English novelist Anthony Trollope, at this time an official of the British General Post Office, the first roadside pillar boxes in the British Isles are brought into public use in Saint Helier on Jersey in the Channel Islands. 
Pierre Larousse founds his publishing house in Paris. Hanah Mullens'
Karuna O Phulmonir Bibaran is the first Bengali novel. 
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February 17 – Micah Joseph Lebensohn, Lithuanian poet writing in Hebrew (born 1828)
February 25 – Thomas Moore, Irish poet (born 1779)
March 4 – Nikolai Gogol, Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer (born 1809)
March 25 – Jane West (Prudentia Homespun), English novelist and writer of conduct books (born 1758)
April 25 – Álvares de Azevedo, Brazilian Ultra-Romantic writer (born 1831) ( tuberculosis)
May 3 – Sara Coleridge, English author and translator (born 1802)
May 12 – John Richardson, Canadian novelist (starvation, born 1796)
May 25 – Charlotta Berger, Swedish poet and novelist (born 1784)
September 11 – Margaret Holford the Younger, English poet and novelist (born 1778)
September 30 – Mary Matilda Betham, English diarist, scholar and poet (born 1776)
October 26 – Vincenzo Gioberti, Italian philosopher (apoplexy, born 1801)
November 28 – Ludger Duvernay, French Canadian journalist and publisher (born 1799)
December 16 – Samuel Lee, English orientalist and linguist (born 1783)
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^ Smith, Gail K. (2001). "The Sentimental Novel: The Example of Harriet Beecher Stowe". In Bauer, Dale M.; Gould, Philip. The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing. Cambridge University Press. p. 221. ISBN 0521660033.
^ a b Beetham, Margaret (2004). "Beeton, Samuel Orchart (1831-1877)". . Oxford University Press. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography doi: 10.1093/ref:odnb/45481 . Retrieved . 2014-01-27 (subscription or UK public library membership required)
^ Schapiro, Leonard (1978). Turgenev, His Life and Times.
^ Gasson, Andrew. "Wilkie Collins Information" . Retrieved . 2015-11-10
^ "Anniversary of first public library". BBC News. 5 September 2002 . Retrieved . 14 April 2010
^ Farrugia, Jean Young (1969). The Letter Box: A History of Post Office Pillar and Wall boxes. Fontwell: Centaur Press. p. 27. ISBN 0-90000014-7.
^ Tharu, Susie J.; Lalita, K., eds. (1991). "Hannah Catherine Mullens". . New York: Feminist Press. pp. 203–10. Women Writing in India: 600 B.C. to the Present: Vol. 1: 600 B.C. to the Early 20th Century ISBN 1-55861-026-X . Retrieved . 2013-07-20