This article contains information about the literary events and publications of
Charles Dickens, c. 1860 January
January 28 – The first of Charles Dickens' literary sketches generally titled appears in his magazine The Uncommercial Traveller . All the Year Round  February –
Mary Elizabeth Braddon gives up her acting career to write. In the same year she meets her future husband  John Maxwell.
March 27 – The Irish melodrama , written by and starring The Colleen Bawn, or The Brides of Garryowen Dion Boucicault, is first performed at Miss Laura Keene's theatre, New York. 
April 4 – George Eliot's novel is published by The Mill on the Floss John Blackwood in three volumes. 
June 9 – Ann S. Stephens' , a tale of the Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter American frontier, becomes the first Beadle's dime novel, published in cheap paperback book format by Irwin P. Beadle & Co. in New York City.   
June 30 – In the 1860 Oxford evolution debate, Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Huxley debate the theories of Charles Darwin at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Lewis Carroll is among the audience.
August 25 – Wilkie Collins' sensation novel , an early example of The Woman in White mystery fiction, completes its serialization in . It appears in book form in London around August 15. All the Year Round  c.
September 3 – Charles Dickens burns most of his private papers at his home in Kent, Gads Hill Place, having taken up regular residence there this year. 
December 1 – Charles Dickens's Bildungsroman begins serialization in Great Expectations All the Year Round. unknown dates
May 28 – Sigrid Pettersson, Swedish poet and translator (died 1926) 
June 1 – Hugh Thomson, Irish-born illustrator (died 1920)
June 6 – William Inge, English theologian (died 1954)
July 3 – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American novelist, short story writer and social reformer (died 1935)
July 7 – Abraham Cahan, American Jewish journalist and novelist (died 1951)
July 14 – Owen Wister, American Western fiction writer and historian (died 1938)
July 18 – Herbert Kelly, English religious writer and cleric (died 1950)
August 8 – Eliza Putnam Heaton, American journalist and editor (died 1919)
August 12 – Harriet Theresa Comstock, American children's author (died 1925) 
August 16 – Jane Agnes Stewart, American author, editor, and contributor to periodicals (died 1944)
August 18 – Kristína Royová, Slovak novelist, religious writer and poet (died 1936)
September 2 – Georgina Fraser Newhall, Canadian author (died 1932)
September 13 – Ralph Connor, Canadian novelist (died 1937)
September 14 – Hamlin Garland, American novelist, poet and essayist (died 1940)
September 20 – Jennie Thornley Clarke, American educator, writer, and anthologist (died 1924)
October 6 – Rosamund Marriott Watson, born Rosamund Ball and writing as Graham R. Tomson, English poet (died 1911)
October 23 – Molly Elliot Seawell, American novelist and dramatist (died 1916)
December 8 – Amanda McKittrick Ros, born Anna McKittrick, Irish novelist and poet noted for her purple prose (died 1939)  December 11 – Leonard Huxley, English writer and editor (died 1933) 
January 26 – Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, American abolitionist and writer (born 1787) 
January 29 – Ernst Moritz Arndt, German poet (born 1769) 
February 9 – William Evans Burton, English dramatist, theatre manager and publisher (born 1804)
February 25 – Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American lexicographer (born 1790)
March 17 – Anna Brownell Jameson, Irish-born essayist, travel writer and editor (born 1794) 
May 9 – Samuel Griswold Goodrich (Peter Parley), American children's author (born 1793)
May 16 – Anne Isabella Byron, Baroness Byron (Annabella Milbanke), English memoirist and wife of Lord Byron (born 1792) 
May 28 – Rosine de Chabaud-Latour, French religious thinker and translator (born 1792) 
May 23 – Albert Richard Smith, English journalist and humorist (bronchitis, born 1816)
June 18 – Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, German army officer and writer (born 1783)
September 21 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (born 1788) 
September 23 – George Godfrey Cunningham, Scottish non-fiction writer, compiler, and translator (born c. 1802)
October 22 – Wanda Malecka, Polish publisher (born 1800)
December 2 – Ferdinand Christian Baur, German theologian (born 1792) 
December 8 – Mary Hall Adams, American book editor and letter writer (born 1816) December 11 – Anne Knight, English children's writer and educationist (born 1792) References
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