|Covid-19|January 3 – American author Edgar Allan Poe prints the final edition of the Broadway Journal, a journal he owned for only a few months, with the final issue dated this day. Poe also publishes "The Philosophy of Composition".
January 15 – Fyodor Dostoevsky's first original novel, Poor Folk (Бедные люди, Bednye Lyudi), is published in the St. Petersburg Collection.
January 21 – First publication of The Daily News, edited by Charles Dickens, in London. After 17 issues Dickens hands over the editorship to his friend John Forster. It continues until 1930.
c. May 22 – The Brontë sisters' first published work, the collection Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, is issued in London. It sells just two copies in the first year.
June 27 – Charlotte Brontë completes the original manuscript of her novel The Professor; it is offered to several publishers this year but rejected.
August 15 – Inauguration of Scott Monument to Sir Walter Scott in Edinburgh (Scotland).
September 12 – Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning marry privately in St Marylebone Parish Church, London, departing for the continent a week later.
October 1 – Serial publication of Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son begins.
November 21 – The String of Pearls: a Romance, probably written by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest, begins serialization in Britain, the first literary appearance of Sweeney Todd.
Mary Howitt's Wonderful Stories for Children is the first English translation of works by Hans Christian Andersen published in book format.
Isaac D. Baker and Charles Scribner form the New York City publisher Baker & Scribner, predecessor of Charles Scribner's Sons.
Honoré de Balzac – Cousin Bette (La Cousine Bette)
Edward Bulwer-Lytton – The Children of the Night
James Fenimore Cooper – The Redskins
The Battle of Life (novella)
Dombey and Son (serialization begins)
The Double: A Petersburg Poem (Двойник, Dvoynik; novella)
Poor Folk (Бедные люди, Bednye Lyudi)
Alexandre Dumas, père
Le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge (The Knight of the Maison-Rouge: A Novel of Marie Antoinette)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, serialization concluded and first English translation)
La Dame de Montsoreau
Mémoires d'un médecin: Joseph Balsamo ("Memoirs of a Physician: vol. 1, Joseph Balsamo")
Dmitry Grigorovich – The Village (Деревня, Derevnya)
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Mosses from an Old Manse
Mór Jókai – Weekdays (Hétköznapok)
Frederick Marryat – The Privateersman
Herman Melville – Typee
George Sand – La Mare au diable (The Devil's Pond)
Anne Knight – School-Room Lyrics
Paul Bocage – Échec et mat
Carolina Coronado – El cuadro de la esperanza
Eugène Marin Labiche and Auguste Lefranc – Frisette
Martins Pena – first performances
A Barriga do Meu Tio
Os Ciúmes de um Pedestre, ou O Terrível Capitão do Mato
As Desgraças de uma Criança
Um Segredo de Estado
Joseph Isidore Samson – La Famille poisson
Gottfried Keller – Gedichte (Poems)
Edward Lear – Book of Nonsense
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – The Belfry of Bruges
Mary Anne Atwood (as Θυος Μαθος) – Early Magnetism in its Higher Relations to Humanity
Charles Dickens – Pictures from Italy
George Grote – A History of Greece (publication begins)
Søren Kierkegaard – Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments (Afsluttende uvidenskabelig Efterskrift til de philosophiske Smuler)
David Strauss – The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined, translated by George Eliot from Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet
Theodor Waitz – Grundlegung der Psychologie (Foundation of Psychology)
William Whewell – Elements of Morality
March 17 – Kate Greenaway, English book illustrator and writer (died 1901)
March 25 – Helen Zimmern, German-born English writer and translator (died 1934)
April 4 – Comte de Lautreamont, French poet and writer (died 1870)
April 24 – Marcus Clarke, Australian novelist and poet (died 1881)
May 5 – Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish novelist (died 1916)
May 25 – Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (died 1900)
August 5 – Alvilde Prydz, Norwegian novelist (died 1922)
October 21 – Edmondo De Amicis, Italian novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer (died 1908)
January 6 – Lewis Goldsmith, Anglo-French journalist (born c. 1763)
February 9 – Henry Gally Knight, English writer and traveler (born 1786)
March 10 – Harriette Wilson, English memoirist (born 1786)
June 24 – Jan Frans Willems, Flemish poet and political activist (born 1793)
July 12 – Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, English novelist (born 1790)
September 4 – Victor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy, French dramatist (born 1764)
November 23 – George Darley, Irish poet, novelist, and critic (born 1795)
December 13 – Pasquale Galluppi, Italian philosopher (born 1770)
Chancellor's Gold Medal - Edward Henry Bickersteth
1846 in literature Wikipedia
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1846.