1910 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1910.
- January 8 – Serializaton of Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra) concludes in the Paris newspaper Le Gaulois.
- April – Halley's comet reappears (after 76 years), and Mark Twain dies on April 21, the day after the comet's perihelion. In his autobiography, Twain wrote, "I came in with Halley's comet in 1835. It's coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. The Almighty has said no doubt, 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.'"
- March 18 – The first movie version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) is released in the United States by Edison Studios. One of the first horror films, it features (unbilled) actor Charles Ogle as the monster.
- March 30 – William Johnston and Paul West's novel The Innocent Murderers is published in New York City, the first academic crime fiction.
- August 11 – The Buenos Aires Convention is signed, providing for international recognition of copyright.
- September – G. K. Chesterton's fictional detective Father Brown first appears in the short story "The Blue Cross" in the Story-Teller magazine (London), having previously appeared on June 23 as "Valentin Follows a Curious Trail" in The Saturday Evening Post (Philadelphia).
- September 1 – Herbert Beerbohm Tree's elaborate revival of Shakespeare's Henry VIII opens in London. It will run for 254 consecutive performances.
- October – Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's first novel Mafarka il futurista is cleared of obscenity charges.
- Fall – Damon Runyon begins working as a journalist on The New York American.
- Thomas Mofolo writes Pitseng and Chaka, the latter not published at this time.
- Boris Pasternak drops out of the Moscow Conservatory and begins to study law, moving on to study philosophy at the University of Marburg.
- C. R. Ashbee – The Building of Thelema
- Arnold Bennett – Clayhanger (first volume in the eponymous trilogy – actually four books)
- Oskar Braaten – Kring fabrikken
- Rhoda Broughton – The Devil and the Deep Sea
- John Buchan – Prester John
- Ivan Bunin – The Village (Деревня, Derévnya, originally published as Novelet (Повесть))
- Gilbert Cannan – Devious Ways
- Dikran Chökürian – Hayreni dzayner (Հայրենի Ձայներ)
- Colette – La Vagabonde
- William T. Cox – Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods
- Walter de la Mare – The Return
- Grazia Deledda – Sino al confine ("Until the border")
- Jeffery Farnol – The Broad Highway
- E. M. Forster – Howards End
- Zane Grey – The Heritage of the Desert
- Hermann Hesse – Gertrud
- Gaston Leroux – Un Homme dans la nuit
- Hermann Löns – Der Wehrwolf
- Iain MacCormaic – Dùn Aluinn (serialization)
- Natsume Sōseki (夏目 漱石) – The Gate (Mon 門)
- Martin Andersen Nexø – Pelle the Conqueror (final volume)
- Baroness Orczy
- John Oxenham – A Maid of the Silver Sea
- Louis Pergaud – De Goupil à Margot (short stories)
- Aleksey Remizov – The Indefatigable Cymbal
- Rainer Maria Rilke – The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge)
- J.-H. Rosny aîné – La Mort de la Terre
- Fráňa Šrámek – Stříbrný vítr
- Katherine Thurston – Max
- Mary Augusta Ward – Canadian Born
- H.G. Wells
- Jerzy Żuławski – Zwycięzca ("The Conqueror"), second of the Trylogia Księżycowa (Lunar Trilogy)
Children and young people
- Victor Appleton - Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle
- L. Frank Baum
- Thornton Burgess – Old Mother West Wind
- Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret Garden
- Grace James – Japanese Fairy Tales
- Rudyard Kipling – Rewards and Fairies
- Walter de la Mare – The Three Mulla Mulgars (also The Three Royal Monkeys)
- John Masefield – A Book of Discoveries
- Lucy Maud Montgomery – Kilmeny of the Orchard
- E. Nesbit – The Magic City
- Beatrix Potter – The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
- Hall Caine
- The Bishop's Son (new version of Ben-my-Chree)
- The Eternal Question (new version of The Eternal City)
- George Diamandy
- Bestia (The Beast)
- Tot înainte (Carry On)
- Terence MacSwiney – The Last Warriors of Coole
- Maurice Maeterlinck – Mary Magdalene
- Eduardo Marquina – En Flandes se ha puesto el sol (The Sun Has Set in Flanders)
- John Masefield – The Tragedy of Pompey the Great
- Edmond Rostand – Chantecler
- George Bernard Shaw – Misalliance
- J. M. Synge – Deirdre of the Sorrows
- Rabindranath Tagore – Raja (রাজা, The King of the Dark Chamber)
- Jane Addams – Twenty Years at Hull House
- Norman Angell – The Great Illusion (revision of Europe's Optical Illusion published 1909)
- Hall Caine – King Edward: A Prince and a Great Man
- G. K. Chesterton – What's Wrong With The World
- Emily Davies – Thoughts on Some Questions Relating to Women
- Emma Goldman – Anarchism and Other Essays
- Dumitru C. Moruzi – Înstrăinații
- Ezra Pound – The Spirit of Romance
- Gerhard Ritter – Ein historisches Urbild zu Goethes Faust (Agrippa von Nettesheym)
- Percy Sykes – The Glory of the Shia World
- Henri Stahl – Bucureștii ce se duc
- Wallace D. Wattles – The Science of Getting Rich
- Andrew Dickson White – Seven Great Statesmen in the Warfare of Humanity with Unreason
- Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell – Principia Mathematica, vol. 1
- February 6 – Irmgard Keun, German author (died 1982)
- February 10 – Joan G. Robinson, English children's writer and illustrator (died 1988)
- February 11 – L. T. C. Rolt, English biographer and writer of ghost stories (died 1974)
- May 8 – Andrew E. Svenson, American author and publisher (died 1975)
- May 23 – Margaret Wise Brown, American children's writer (died 1952)
- June 15 – Marie de Garis (Marie Le Messurier), Guernsey ethnographer and lexicographer (died 2010)
- June 21 – Clive Sansom, English-born Tasmanian poet and playwright (died 1981)
- June 23 – Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (died 1987)
- July 14 – Vincent Brome, English biographer and novelist (died 2004)
- July 27 – Julien Gracq, French novelist, critic and playwright (died 2007)
- August 5 – Jacquetta Hawkes (née Hopkins), English writer and archeologist (died 1996)
- September 8 – Julián Padrón, Venezuelan novelist, journalist and lawyer (died 1954)
- September 11 – Manuel Mujica Láinez, Argentine novelist (died 1984)
- October 15 – Haddis Alemayehu, Ethiopian politician and novelist (died 2003)
- November 17 – Rachel de Queiroz, Brazilian author (died 2003)
- December 19
- December 24
- Unknown date – Betty Miller, Irish-born Jewish writer (died 1965)
- January 29 – Edouard Rod, French-Swiss novelist (born 1857)
- April 9 – Vittoria Aganoor, Italian poet (born 1855)
- April 21 – Mark Twain, American writer (born 1835)
- May 7 – Emil Friedrich Kautzsch, German Bible scholar (born 1841)
- May 22 – Jules Renard, French novelist (born 1864)
- July 2 – Frederick James Furnivall, English lexicographer (born 1825)
- August 4 – Heinrich Julius Holtzmann, German New Testament commentator (born 1832)
- August 26 – William James, American philosopher (born 1842)
- October 17
- November 6 – George Panu, Romanian memoirist, literary critic, journalist and politician (born 1848)
- November 15 – Wilhelm Raabe, German novelist (born 1831)
- November 20 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (born 1828)
- Jean Anouilh's play The Waltz of the Toreadors (1951) is set in this year.
- Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel The Leopard (1958) closes in May of this year.
- William Le Queux and H. W. Wilson's invasion literature novel The Invasion of 1910 (1906) is set in this year.
- Blum, Cinzia Sartini (1996). The Other Modernism: F.T. Marinetti's Futurist Fiction of Power. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520916272., p. 181.
- Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (rev. ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.
- "A History of Persia". World Digital Library. 1921. Retrieved 2013-10-01.