1867 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1867.
- 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).
- October 3 – Anthony Trollope tenders his resignation from his senior administrative position in the British General Post Office in order to write full-time.
- December 2 – Charles Dickens begins a reading tour of the United States in New York City.
- 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.
- Horatio Alger, Jr. – Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks (serialization in Student and Schoolmate)
- Mary Elizabeth Braddon – Circe
- Rhoda Broughton
- Charles Theodore Henri de Coster – The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak (La Légende et les Aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d'Ulenspiegel et de Lamme Goedzak au pays de Flandres et ailleurs)
- John William De Forest – Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky – The Gambler («Игрок», Igrok, novella)
- Augusta Jane Evans – St. Elmo
- Émile Gaboriau – The Mystery of Orcival (Le Crime d'Orcival)
- Goncourt brothers – Manette Salomon
- Jorge Isaacs – María
- Ippolito Nievo – Le confessioni di un ottagenario (translated as The Castle of Fratta)
- Caroline Norton – Old Sir Douglas (serialization concluded)
- Ouida – Under Two Flags
- Anthony Trollope
- Ivan Turgenev – Smoke («Дым», Dym)
- Mark Twain – The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (collected short stories)
- Émile Zola – Thérèse Raquin
Children and young people
- George Manville Fenn – Hollowdell Grange
- G. A. Henty – A Search for a Secret
- Hesba Stretton – Jessica's First Prayer
- Erckmann-Chatrian – Le Juif Polonais
- W. S. Gilbert – Harlequin Cock Robin and Jenny Wren
- Henrik Ibsen – Peer Gynt (first published)
- Navalram Pandya – Bhatnu Bhopalu
- 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 (in book form)
- Edward Augustus Freeman – The History of the Norman Conquest of England (completed in six volumes in 1879)
- 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 (Ernestine Friederike Elisabeth Mahler), German novelist (died 1950)
- May 7 – Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel laureate (died 1925)
- May 8 – Margarete Böhme, German novelist (died 1939)
- May 27 – Arnold Bennett, English novelist (died 1931)
- June 8 – Dagny Juel, Norwegian writer (murdered 1901)
- October 2 – Timrava (Božena Slančíková), Slovak novelist, short story writer and playwright (died 1951)
- October 31 – David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (died 1911)
- December 25 – Alfred Kempner, German-Jewish theatre critic (committed suicide 1948)
- May 27 – Thomas Bulfinch, American collector of myths and legends (born 1796)
- July 31 – Catharine Sedgwick, American novelist (born 1789)
- August 8 – Sarah Austin, English editor and translator (born 1793)
- August 31 – Charles Baudelaire, French poet, critic and translator (stroke, born 1821)
- October 7 – Henry Timrod, American poet (tuberculosis, born 1829)
- October 29 – Frederick Chamier, English novelist and Royal Navy captain (born 1796)
- Unknown date – Charlotte Barton, Australian children's author (born 1797)
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- 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