July 4 - In Brooklyn, New York, Walt Whitman's first edition of his book of poem's titled Leaves of Grass is published.
Thomas Babington Macaulay's best-selling History of England in four volumes is finished.
Charles Dickens publishes the first installment of Little Dorritt (in installments through 1857).
Aurelia - Gerard Nerval
Debit and Credit - Gustav Freytag
The Hidden Path - Mary Virginia Hawes
Israel Potter - Herman Melville
Leaves of Grass (poetry) - Walt Whitman
A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev
The Old Homestead - Ann Sophia Stephens
The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids - Herman Melville
Robert Graham - Caroline Lee Hentz
Song of Hiawatha (poetry) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Story of My Life - George Sand
The Warden - Anthony Trollope
Westward Ho - Charles Kingsley
May 1 - Marie Corelli (Mary Mackay) (+ 1924)
January 10 - Mary Russell Mitford, English writer
March 31 - Charlotte Bronte, author
November 26 - Adam Mickiewicz, Poland's greatest poet