1727 in literature
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The year 1727 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- November 22 - Richard Savage is arrested for the murder of James Sinclair in a drunken quarrel the previous night. He escapes the death penalty by the intercession of Frances, Countess of Hertford, and others.
- December 13 - Lewis Theobald's Double Falshood; or, The Distrest Lovers, claimed as an adaptation of the otherwise-lost Cardenio by Shakespeare and Fletcher, is acted at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London (and printed the following year).
- Publisher Edmund Curll is convicted under English law for the publication of an English translation of Venus in the Cloister (in 1724) under the common law offence of disturbing the peace, setting a legal precedent for prosecutions for obscenity.
- Anonymous - Memoirs of the Court of Liliput (attrib. Eliza Haywood)
- Henry Baker - The Universe, a Poem intended to restrain the Pride of Man
- Elizabeth Boyd as "Louisa" - Variety
- Mary Davys - The Accomplished Rake
- Daniel Defoe - Conjugal Lewdness
- - An Essay on the History and Reality of Apparitions
- - A New Family Instructor
- John Gay - Fables
- Eliza Haywood - Philidore and Placentia
- - Cleomelia
- - The Perplex'd Dutchess
- - The Secret History of the Present Intrigues of the Court of Caramania (roman a clef)
- Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon - A Collection of Several Tracts
- John Oldmixon - Clarendon and Whitlock Compar'd
- Arabella Plantin - The Ingrateful (Or, The Just Revenge)
- James Ralph - The Tempest
- Henry St. John - The Occasional Writer (periodical)
- Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Arbuthnot, et al. - Miscellanies in Prose and Verse
- Évrard Titon du Tillet - Le Parnasse François (1st edition)
- William Warburton - The Legal Judicature in Chancery stated (published anonymously)
- John Durant Breval - The Strollers
- Philip Frowde - The Fall of Saguntum
- James Moore Smythe - The Rival Modes
- Lewis Theobald - The Rape of Proserpine
- Christopher Pitt - Poems and Translations
- Alexander Pope (attr.) - Several Copies of Verses on Occasion of Mr. Gulliver's Travels (possibly by the whole Scribblerus Club)
- James Thomson
- A Poem Sacred to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton
- Summer (part of The Seasons)
- John Wright - Spiritual Songs for Children
- March 7 - André Morellet, economist and writer (died 1819)
- December 27 - Arthur Murphy, biographer (died 1805)
- December - John Hoole, translator (died 1803)
- February 13 - William Wotton, scholar and frequent target of Jonathan Swift (born 1666)
- September 17 - Glückel of Hameln, diarist (born 1647)
- Straight, Sheryl (2003). "The Obscenity of Censorship: A History of Indecent People and Lacivious Publications". The Erotica Bibliophile. Archived from the original on 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-06-04.