1827 in literature
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The year 1827 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- Samuel G. Goodrich (1793–1860) publishes the first of the "Peter Parley" juvenile novels that will continue until 1860.
- Nathaniel Willis Senior begins publishing a new magazine for children, The Youth's Companion. One of the most enduring of its type, the magazine continues until 1929.
- Ludwig Tieck's Berlin production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is the first to feature the musical score composed by Felix Mendelssohn.
- Swedish theatre director Johan Peter Strömberg opens what will become the Christiania Theatre in Norway.
- Thomas De Quincey's essay On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts is published in Blackwood's Magazine.
- Sir Walter Scott publicly admits his authorship of the Waverley Novels.
- John James Audubon begins publication of the 10-volume The Birds of America in the United Kingdom.
- Amhlaoibh Ó Súilleabháin begins his diary, later published as Cín Lae Amhlaoibh.
- 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
- 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
- Sir Walter Scott - Chronicles of the Canongate
- Catharine Maria Sedgwick - Hope Leslie
- Horatio Smith – Reuben Aspley
- Encyclopædia Edinensis
- Henry Hallam - The Constitutional History of England
- Lady Louisa Stuart - Memoir of Lady Mary Coke
- 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
- 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 – Lew Wallace, American soldier, politician and novelist (died 1905)
- June 12 – Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's author (died 1901)
- September 13 – Catherine Winkworth, English translator and hymnist (died 1878)
- 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)
- 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 26 – Feliks Jarońskij, Polish philosopher (born 1777)
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