1862 in literature

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The year 1862 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.


Illustration from the cover of Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market and Other Poems, by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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  1. ^ Cozzens, Peter (April 1996). "The Tormenting Flame: What Ambrose Bierce Saw in a Fire-Swept Thicket at Shiloh Haunted Him for the rest of his Life". Civil War Times Illustrated XXXV (1): 44–54. 
  2. ^ Arnold, James (1998). Shiloh 1862 – the death of innocence. London: Osprey Publishing. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-85532-606-4. 
  3. ^ Simpkin, John (1997–2013). "Nikolai Chernyshevsky". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  4. ^ Gallop, Alan (2004). Mr Stanley, I presume – the life and explorations of Henry Morton Stanley. Stroud: Sutton. p. 61. ISBN 978-0750930932. 
  5. ^ Spittles, Brian (1993). George Eliot: Godless Woman. Basingstoke; London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 0-333-57218-1. 
  6. ^ Davies, Mark J. (2010). Alice in Waterland: Lewis Carroll and the River Thames in Oxford. Oxford: Signal Books. ISBN 978-1904955726. 
  7. ^ Collins, Paul (2011-01-07). "Before Hercule or Sherlock, There Was Ralph". The New York Times Book Review. 
  8. ^ Symons, Julian (1972). Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel. London: Faber and Faber. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-571-09465-3. There is no doubt that the first detective novel, preceding Collins and Gaboriau, was The Notting Hill Mystery. 
  9. ^ Appletons' annual cyclopaedia and register of important events of the year: 1862. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1863. p. 694. 
  10. ^ Raper, Robert W. (1862). Gaisford Prize: Greek Iambics Recited in the Theatre, Oxford, July 2, MDCCCLXII Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, online at books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-14.