This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
April 1– August 12 – Charles Dickens's novel , which he has begun writing on January 3, is serialised in his magazine Hard Times . From Household Words September 2, it is followed in the magazine by Elizabeth Gaskell's , another North and South social novel based in the Lancashire manufacturing district. July – Publication begins of
Anthony Trollope's novel ( Barchester Towers 1857). November –
Crimean War: Future novelist Leo Tolstoy arrives to take part as a defending soldier in the Siege of Sevastopol (1854–55). Off-duty he is reading  Thackeray's novels in French translation.
December 14 – Wilkie Collins's "The Lawyer's Story of a Stolen Letter", published as "The Fourth Poor Traveller" in The Seven Poor Travellers – the Household Words special Christmas number – is the first non-police detective fiction published in Britain. 
John Rollin Ridge's is the first novel by a The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, The Celebrated California Bandit Native American in the United States (writing as "Yellow Bird"), although concerning a Mexican immigrant.  The , an early classification of Polyglotta Africana African languages based on field work under freed slaves in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is published by Sigismund Wilhelm Koelle. New books Edit
Children and young people Edit
January 5 – Gottschalk Eduard Guhrauer, German philologist and biographer (born 1809)
February 4 – George Watterston, American librarian of Congress (born 1783)
April 3 – John Wilson, Scottish poet and journalist (born 1785)
April 7 – Pierre-François Tissot, French historian and memoirist (born 1768)
April 16 – Julia Nyberg, Swedish poet (born 1784)
April 24 – Gabriele Rossetti, Italian poet (born 1783)
April 30 – James Montgomery, Scottish-born poet and hymnist (born 1771)
July 20 – Caroline Anne Southey (Caroline Anne Bowles), English poet (born 1786)
October 14 – Samuel Phillips, English journalist (born 1814)
November 5 – Susan Edmonstone Ferrier, Scottish novelist (born 1782)
November 25 – John Kitto, English Biblical commentator (born 1804) December 9 – Almeida Garrett, Portuguese poet, novelist and dramatist (born 1799) References Edit
. Sevastopol Sketches
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