This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
January 1 – The Caucasian Georgian theatre company gives its first performance, under the direction of Giorgi Eristavi.
June 5 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel begins serialization in the American Uncle Tom's Cabin abolitionist weekly . The National Era June – While waiting to cross the
English Channel on his honeymoon, Matthew Arnold probably begins to compose the poem " Dover Beach". 
September 29 – Marian Evans, the future George Eliot, takes up an appointment as (assistant) editor of the , published by Westminster Review John Chapman. In this capacity she will meet G. H. Lewes.
November 14 – Herman Melville's novel is published in full, in a single volume, for the first time, by Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Harper & Brothers in New York, having been previously issued on October 18 as The Whale in an abridged 3-volume edition by Richard Bentley in London.
December 2 – The French coup d'état of 1851 prompted Victor Hugo to be a leader of an unsuccessful insurrection against it. He is forced into exile, initially to Brussels.
December 24 – A fire at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroys 35,000 books, about two–thirds of the collection.
Vartan Pasha publishes Akabi's Story ( Akabi Hikayesi), an early example of a novel in the Turkish language printed in the Armenian alphabet; and Hovhannes Hisarian publishes Khosrov yev Makruhi (Khosrov and Makruhi), the first romantic novel in the Armenian language, written in the vernacular Ashkharhabar dialect. Stephanos Th. Xenos publishes his "Istanbul novel" The Devil in Turkey; Or Scenes in Constantinople in English translated from his Greek manuscript, in London. Albertus Willem Sijthoff establishes a publishing business at Leiden.  New books Edit
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February 21 – Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg, Austrian writer and traveler (died 1918)
May 27 – Henry Festing Jones, English biographer, editor and lawyer (died 1928) 
June 11 – Mary Augusta Ward (Mrs. Humphry Ward), Tasmanian-born English novelist (died 1920)
June 29 – Jane Dieulafoy, French archeologist, novelist and journalist (died 1916)
August 23 – Alois Jirásek, Czech novelist and playwright (died 1930)
September 14 – H. E. Beunke, Dutch writer (died 1925)
September 16 – Emilia Pardo Bazán, Galician Spanish novelist (died 1921) December 10 – Melvil Dewey, born Melville Dewey, American librarian (died 1931)
February 1 – Mary Shelley, English novelist and essayist (born 1797) 
February 23 – Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and dramatist (born 1762)
February 24 – Sake Dean Mahomed, author of first book in English by an Indian (born 1759) 
May 23 – Richard Lalor Sheil, Irish dramatist and journalist (born 1791)
July 17 – Esther Copley, English children's writer and tractarian (born 1786)
August 1 – Harriet Lee, English novelist (born 1757)
August 10 – Heinrich Paulus, German theologian (born 1761)
September 14 – James Fenimore Cooper, American historical novelist (born 1789)
December 19 – Henry Luttrell, English politician, wit and society poet (born c. 1765) Unknown date – Vanchinbalyn Gularans, Mongolian poet (unknown year of birth) References Edit
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