Alexis de Tocqueville publishes the first volume of Democracy in America.
Memoir of James Jackson, written by Susan Paul, is the earliest-known published narrative by an African-American woman and the first account documenting the life of free black child in the United States.
Hans Christian Andersen publishes the first of his 168 "Fairy Tales" for children.
Bertelsmann founded as a religious printer and publisher
Belford Regis - Mary Russell Mitford
The Devil in Manuscript - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Heaven's My Destination - Thornton Wilder
Horseshoe Robinson - John P.Kennedy
The Improvisatore - Hans Christian Andersen
The Linwoods - Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Lodore - Mary Shelley
Mademoiselle de Maupin - Theophile Gautier
Memoir of James Jackson - Susan Paul
The Pacha of Many Tales - Frederick Marryat
Souvenirs (autobiography) - Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
The Student - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Taras Bulba - Nikolai Gogol
A Tour on the Prairies - Washington Irving
November 30 - Samuel Langhorne Clemens (+ 1910)
December 4 - Samuel Butler, writer (+ 1902)
January 14 - Henry Mackenzie, Scottish novelist