This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
Ivan Turgenev's novel (Отцы и дети (old spelling Отцы и дѣти), Fathers and Sons Ottsy i dety, literally "Fathers and Children") is published by in Moscow. Russkiy Vestnik March 30 or 31 – The first two volumes of
Victor Hugo's epic historical novel appear in Brussels, followed on April 3 by Paris publication, with the remaining volumes on May 15. The first English-language translations, by Les Misérables Charles Edwin Wilbour, are published in New York on June 7, and by Frederic Charles Lascelles Wraxall, in London in October.
April 6 – Two months after joining the staff of General William Babcock Hazen, Ambrose Bierce joins in the Battle of Shiloh, later the subject of a memoir. Among those on the opposite side is the future journalist and explorer  Henry Morton Stanley, who will also record his experiences. 
April 28 - Thomas Hardy becomes an assistant to architect Arthur Blomfield.  June –
Nikolai Chernyshevsky is imprisoned in Saint Petersburg and begins his novel What Is To Be Done? 
June 4 – Henry Morton Stanley, now a " Galvanized Yankee", joins the Union Army; he is discharged 18 days later because of illness.  July –
George Eliot's historical novel begins serialization in Romola , the first time she has published a full-length book in this format. Cornhill Magazine George Murray Smith of the publishers Smith, Elder & Co. has agreed a £7,000 advance for it. 
July 1 – Moscow's first free public library opens as The Library of the Moscow Public Museum and Rumiantsev Museum, predecessor of the Russian State Library. July 4 – Charles Dodgson (better known as by his later pseudonym Lewis Carroll) extemporises a story for 10-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters on a rowing trip on The Isis from Oxford to Godstow. The story becomes the manuscript and is published in 1865 as Alice's Adventures Underground . Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  New books Edit
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January 24 – Edith Wharton, American novelist (died 1937)
February 17 – Mori Ōgai (森 鷗外), Japanese army surgeon, poet, translator and realist fiction writer (died 1922)
May 1 – Marcel Prévost, French dramatist (died 1941)
May 9 – Hugh Stowell Scott (Henry Seton Merriman), English novelist (died 1903)
May 15 – Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian dramatist and novelist (died 1931)
June 6 – Henry Newbolt, English poet (died 1938)
June 18 – Carolyn Wells, American novelist and poet (died 1942)
August 1 – Montague Rhodes James, English scholar and short story writer (died 1936)
August 2 – Paul Bujor, Romanian politician, zoologist and short story writer (died 1952)
August 6 – Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, English historian (died 1932)
August 29 – Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet and playwright (died 1949)
September 2 – Okakura Kakuzō (岡倉 覚三), Japanese writer on the arts (died 1913)
September 27 – Francis Adams, Anglo-Australian poet, novelist and dramatist (died 1893)
October 13 – Mary Kingsley, English travel writer (died 1900)
November 15 – Gerhart Hauptmann, German dramatist, novelist and poet, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (died 1946)
December 8 – Georges Feydeau, French farceur (died 1921)
December 16 – John Fox, Jr., American novelist and journalist (died 1919) December 23 – Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (died 1935)
January 11 – Jean Philibert Damiron, French philosopher (born 1794)
February 24 – Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish novelist and poet (born 1789)
April 6 – Fitz James O'Brien, Irish-American science fiction pioneer (born 1828)
May 6 – Henry David Thoreau, American philosopher (born 1817)
May 25 – Johann Nestroy, Austrian dramatist (born 1801)
August 27 – Thomas Jefferson Hogg, English biographer (born 1792)
November 26 – Julia Pardoe, English novelist and historian (born 1806)
November 30 – James Sheridan Knowles, Irish dramatist and actor (born 1784) December 17 – Katherine Thomson, writing as Grace Wharton, English novelist and historian (born 1797)  References Edit
Cozzens, Peter (April 1996). "The Tormenting Flame: What Ambrose Bierce Saw in a Fire-Swept Thicket at Shiloh Haunted Him for the rest of his Life". Civil War Times Illustrated. XXXV (1): 44–54.
Arnold, James (1998). Shiloh 1862 – the death of innocence. London: Osprey Publishing. p. 32. ISBN . 978-1-85532-606-4
F. B. Pinion (7 June 1994). . Palgrave Macmillan UK. pp. 59–. Thomas Hardy: His Life and Friends ISBN . 978-1-349-13594-3
Simpkin, John (1997–2013). "Nikolai Chernyshevsky". Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 2014-01-06 . Retrieved . 2014-03-04
Gallop, Alan (2004). Mr Stanley, I presume – the life and explorations of Henry Morton Stanley. Stroud: Sutton. p. 61. ISBN . 978-0750930932
Spittles, Brian (1993). George Eliot: Godless Woman. Basingstoke; London: Macmillan Press. ISBN . 0-333-57218-1
^ Richard Cavendish: The Alice in Wonderland story first told.
History Today Vol. 62/7 Retrieved 1 May 2016.
Davies, Mark J. (2010). Alice in Waterland: Lewis Carroll and the River Thames in Oxford. Oxford: Signal Books. ISBN . 978-1904955726
Collins, Paul (2011-01-07). "Before Hercule or Sherlock, There Was Ralph". . The New York Times Book Review
Symons, Julian (1972). Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel. London: Faber and Faber. p. 51. ISBN . 978-0-571-09465-3 There is no doubt that the first detective novel, preceding Collins and Gaboriau, was The Notting Hill Mystery.
. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1863. p. 694. Appletons' annual cyclopaedia and register of important events of the year: 1862
^ Raper, Robert W. (1862).
Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, online at books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-14. Gaisford Prize: Greek Iambics Recited in the Theatre, Oxford, July 2, MDCCCLXII