1826 in literature
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The year 1826 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- January 15 - The French newspaper Le Figaro begins publication in Paris, initially as a weekly.
- October - Tyrone Power gets his break as a principal Irish character actor at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in London.
- October 17 - Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh marry in Edinburgh.
- The Juvenile Miscellany, an American magazine for children, begins publishing in Boston. It lasts for ten years.
- The Ballantyne printing business in Edinburgh crashes, ruining Sir Walter Scott as a principal investor. He undertakes to repay his creditors from his writings. His publisher Archibald Constable also fails.
- The Hachette publishing business in Paris is established by Louis Christophe François Hachette.
- Selina Bunbury - The Pastor's Tales
- James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans
- Benjamin Disraeli - Vivian Grey
- William Nugent Glascock - The Naval Sketch Book, or The Service Afloat and Ashore
- Catherine Gore - The Broken Heart
- Ann Hatton - Deeds of the Olden Time
- Wilhelm Hauff - Lichtenstein
- Victor Hugo - Bug-Jargal
- T. H. Lister - Granby
- Anna Maria Porter - Honor O'Hara
- Jane Porter & Anna Maria Porter - Tales Round a Winter Hearth
- Ann Radcliffe - Gaston de Blondeville
- Sir Walter Scott - Woodstock
- Mary Shelley - The Last Man
- Alfred de Vigny - Cinq-Mars
- Joanna Baillie - Martyr
- Mary Russell Mitford - Foscari
- Eugène Scribe - Bertrand et Suzette; ou Le Mariage de raison
- Heinrich Heine - Die Harzreise (The Heart's Journey)
- Felicia Dorothea Hemans - Casabianca, in The New Monthly Magazine (August)
- Robert Hetrick - Poems and Songs of Robert Hetrick
- Burke's Landed Gentry
- Georg Konrad Horst - Zauber-Bibliothek (1821-1826)
- Dietrich Georg von Kieser - System des Tellurismus oder thierisches Magnetismus
- William Kirby & William Spence - An Introduction to Entomology: or Elements of The Natural History of Insects
- Alicia Lefanu - Henry the Fourth of France
- Abigail Mott - Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Color
- Josiah Priest - The Wonders of Nature
- February 3 - Walter Bagehot, English essayist and journalist (died 1877)
- February 16 - Joseph Viktor von Scheffel, German poet and novelist (died 1886)
- June 2 - Richard Holt Hutton, English essayist and journalist (died 1897)
- September 8 - Addison Peale Russell, American essayist (died 1912)
- November 24 - Carlo Collodi, Italian children's author (died 1890)
- February 17 - Johann Philipp Gabler, German Protestant theologian (born 1753)
- March 24 - Georg Nikolaus von Nissen, Danish music historian, biographer of Mozart (born 1761)
- March 29 - Johann Heinrich Voss, German poet and translator (born 1751)
- July 4 - Thomas Jefferson, philosopher, politician and author (born 1743)
- July 25 (July 13 O.S.) - Kondraty Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (born 1795), hanged
- September 22 - Johann Peter Hebel, German short story writer and poet (born 1760)
- October 3 - Jens Immanuel Baggesen, Danish poet (born 1764)
- October 19 - François-Joseph Talma, French actor (born 1763)
- date unknown
- MacDonagh, Michael (2004). "Power, (William Grattan) Tyrone (1797–1841)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22671. Retrieved 2012-11-12. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- King, Steve (17 October 1826). "Carlyle, Marriage & Biography". Today in Literature. Retrieved 2014-01-07.