1871 in literature
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The year 1871 involved saw some significant literary events and new works.
- January 1 - The children's literary magazine Young Folks begins publication in the U.K. as Our Young Folks' Weekly Budget.
- January - John Ruskin begins publishing Fors Clavigera, his (originally) monthly "letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain".
- November 25 - First performance of The Bells starring Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, London, the actor's first great success. On the same night, he breaks up permanently with his wife when she criticises his choice of profession.
- December - Publication of Middlemarch in eight parts commences.
- Allen & Unwin, established in London.
- Louisa M. Alcott - Little Men
- William Alexander - Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk (serialised in Aberdeen Free Press 1869-70)
- William Black - A Daughter of Heth
- Mary Elizabeth Braddon - Fenton's Quest
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton - The Coming Race
- Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking-Glass
- Vanchinbalyn Injinash - The Blue Chronicle (köke sudur, Хөх судар; completed in MS)
- Henry James - Watch and Ward
- The Adventures of Harry Richmond
- William Gifford Palgrave - Personal Narrative of a Year’s Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862–63)
- Johanna Spyri - A Leaf on Vrony's Grave
- Mark Twain
- Giovanni Verga - Storia di una capinera ("The Sparrow"; book publication)
- Jules Verne - A Floating City
- Émile Zola - La Fortune des Rougon
- W. S. Gilbert - Pygmalion and Galatea
- Leopold Davis Lewis - The Bells (adapted from Erckmann-Chatrian's Le Juif Polonais)
- Dobri Voynikov - The Phoney Civilization (Bulgarian: Криворазбраната цивилизация; Krivorazbranata tsivilizatsiya)
- February 22 - John Langalibalele Dube, Zulu writer (died 1946)
- March 27 - Heinrich Mann, narrator, dramatist and essayist (died 1950)
- June 17 - James Weldon Johnson (died 1938)
- July 3 - W. H. Davies, poet (died 1940)
- July 10 - Marcel Proust, French novelist (died 1922)
- August 27 - Theodore Dreiser, novelist (died 1945)
- September 27 - Grazia Deledda, (Italian) writer and Nobel prize winner (died 1926)
- October 30 - Paul Valéry, French poet (died 1945)
- November 1 - Stephen Crane, novelist (died 1900)
- November 10 - Winston Churchill, American novelist (died 1947)
- January 12 - Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois, French dramatist (born 1806)
- February 12 - Alice Cary, poet (born 1820; tuberculosis)
- March 17 - Robert Chambers, Scottish writer, publisher (born 1802)
- July 31 - Phoebe Cary, poet (born 1824)
- July 15 - Ján Chalupka, Slovak dramatist (born 1791)
- December 8 - Thomas Gaspey, novelist and journalist (born 1788)
- Donaldson, William (2004). "Alexander, William (1826–1894)". (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- "Personal Narrative of a Year’s Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862–63)".
- Antonio Piromalli, Grazia Deledda, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 1968.
- Kane, Paul. Poetry of the American Renaissance. New York: George Braziller, 1995: 297. ISBN 0-8076-1398-3