1827 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1827.
- January – Amhlaoibh Ó Súilleabháin begins his diary, later published as Cín Lae Amhlaoibh.
- February – Thomas De Quincey's essay On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts is published in Blackwood's Magazine.
- February 23 – Sir Walter Scott's authorship of the Waverley Novels is first publicly acknowledged at an Edinburgh Theatrical Fund dinner.
- April 16 (weekly from June 6) – Nathaniel Willis Senior begins publishing a new magazine for children, The Youth's Companion, in Boston, Massachusetts. One of the most enduring of its type, the magazine continues until 1929.
- October 14 – Ludwig Tieck's Potsdam production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is the first to feature the incidental musical score composed by Felix Mendelssohn.
- Samuel Griswold Goodrich publishes the first of the "Peter Parley" juvenile books in the United States that will continue until 1860.
- Thomas Skinner Sturr's anonymous Richmond, or stories in the life of a Bow Street officer, the earliest collection of detective stories, is published in London by Henry Colburn.
- Swedish theatre director Johan Peter Strömberg opens what will become the Christiania Theatre in Norway.
- John James Audubon begins publication of the 10-volume The Birds of America in the United Kingdom.
- James Fenimore Cooper
- Benjamin Disraeli – Vivian Grey, vol. 2
- Thomas Gaspey – Richmond
- Émile de Girardin – Émile
- Catherine Gore
- The Lettre de Cachet
- The Reign of Terror
- Sarah Josepha Hale – Northwood: Life North and South (U.K. title: A New England Tale)
- Wilhelm Hauff
- Jud Süß
- Phantasien im Bremer Ratskeller (The Wine-Ghosts of Bremen)
- Christian Isobel Johnstone – Elizabeth de Bruce
- Sir Thomas Dick Lauder – The Wolf of Badenoch
- Jane Webb (anonymously) – The Mummy!: Or a Tale of the Twenty-Second Century
- Alessandro Manzoni – I Promessi sposi (The Betrothed)
- Sydney, Lady Morgan – The O'Briens and The O'Flaherties
- Karoline Pichler – Die Schweden in Prag (The Swedes in Prague)
- Sir Walter Scott – Chronicles of the Canongate
- Catharine Maria Sedgwick – Hope Leslie
- Horatio Smith – Reuben Aspley
Agnes Strickland – The Juvenile Forget Me Not; Or, Cabinet of Entertainment and Instruction
- John Baldwin Buckstone – Luke the Labourer
- Christian Dietrich Grabbe – Herzog Theodor von Gotland
- Victor Hugo – Cromwell
- Fitz-Greene Halleck – Alnwick Castle, with Other Poems
- Heinrich Heine – Buch der Lieder (Book of Songs)
- John Keble – The Christian Year
- Giacomo Leopardi – Operette Morali
- Robert Pollok – The Course of Time
- Edgar Allan Poe (as A Bostonian) – Tamerlane and Other Poems (his first poetry collection)
- Alfred and Charles Tennyson – Poems by Two Brothers
- Elizabeth Beverley – Veluti in speculum (letters on church singing, theater management, elocution etc.)
- Franz Bopp – Ausführliches Lehrgebäude der Sanskritsprache (Detailed System of the Sanskrit Language)
- Encyclopædia Edinensis
- Henry Hallam – The Constitutional History of England
- William Macmichael – The Gold-Headed Cane
- John Ayrton Paris – Philosophy in Sport made Science in Earnest: Being an Attempt to Implant in the Young Mind the First Principles of Natural Philosophy by the Aid of the Popular Toys and Sports of Youth
- Lady Louisa Stuart – Memoir of Lady Mary Coke
- February 17 – Rose Terry Cooke, American author and poet (died 1892)
- February 22 – Bhudev Mukhopadhyay, Bengali writer and philosopher (died 1894)
- March 4 – Henrietta Keddie (Sarah Tytler), Scottish novelist and children's writer (died 1914)
- March 25 – Edward Bradley, English novelist and cleric (died 1889)
- April 10 – Mary Helen Peck Crane, American activist and writer (died 1891)
- April 10 – Lew Wallace, American soldier, politician and novelist (died 1905)
- April 16 – Octave Crémazie, pioneering French Canadian poet (died 1879)
- June 12 – Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's author (died 1901)
- September 13 – Catherine Winkworth, English translator and hymnist (died 1878)
- September 18 – John Townsend Trowbridge, American author (died 1916)
- Margaret Eleanor Parker, British travel writer, social activist and social reformer (died 1896)
- February 18 – Joseph Heinrich Aloysius Gügler, Swiss philosopher and theologian (born 1782)
- May 28 – William James, English naval historian (born 1780)
- July 3 – David Davis (Castellhywel), Welsh minister and poet (born 1745)
- July 22 – Ludwig Heinrich von Jakob, German economist (born 1759)
- July 27 – Fredrique Eleonore Baptiste, Swedish-Finnish playwright
- August 12 – William Blake, English poet and artist (born 1757)
- September 15 – Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (born c. 1798)
- October 10 – Ugo Foscolo, Greek-born Italian dramatist and poet (born 1778)
- November – Alethea Lewis, English novelist (born 1749)
- November 18 – Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and novelist (born 1802)
- December 15 – Helen Maria Williams, English novelist, poet and translator from French (born 1759)
- December 26 – Feliks Jarońskij, Polish philosopher (born 1777)
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