1828 in literature
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The year 1828 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- April 1 - The Athenæum, "London Literary and Critical Journal", is launched by J. S. Buckingham.
- February 21 - The Cherokee Phœnix, the first newspaper published by Native Americans in the United States and in one of their indigenous languages (Cherokee), is first issued in New Echota.
- Noah Webster publishes his 70,000 word American Dictionary of the English Language.
- Nikolai Gogol leaves school and goes to Saint Petersburg.
- Elizabeth Caroline Grey's The Skeleton Count, or The Vampire Mistress is published in the penny dreadful The Casket; it is the first vampire story published by a woman author.
- John Payne Collier produces a script of Punch and Judy.
- The Reclam publishing company is established in Leipzig by Anton Philipp Reclam.
- Steen Steensen Blicher - Sildig Opvaagnen
- Anna Eliza Bray - The White Hoods: an Historical Romance
- John Benjamin Brookes - The Lustful Turk
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton - Pelham
- George Croly - Salathiel
- Selina Davenport - Italian Vengeance and English Forbearance
- Léon Gozlan - Les Mémoires d'un apothécaire
- Elizabeth Caroline Grey - De Lisle
- Gerald Griffin - The Collegians
- Jane Harvey - The Ambassador's Secretary
- Ann Hatton - Uncle Peregrine's Heiress
- Nathaniel Hawthorne - Fanshawe
- Robert Huish - The Red Barn
- Jane C. Loudon - The Mummy!
- The Lustful Turk (anonymous)
- John Neal - Rachel Dyer
- Susanna Rowson - Lucy Temple
- Sir Walter Scott - The Fair Maid of Perth (or St. Valentine's Day; Chronicles of the Canongate, 2nd series)
- Rosalia St. Clair - Ulrica of Saxony
- Franz Grillparzer - Ein Treuer Diener
- Johan Ludvig Heiberg - Elverhøi
- Henrik Hertz - Flyttedagen
- Victor Hugo - Amy Robsart
- Mary Russell Mitford - Rienzi: a tragedy
- Jovan Sterija Popović - Miloš Obilić
- Émile Souvestre - Siege de Missolonghi
- Gotthilf August von Maltitz - Hans Kohlhaas
- August Böckh (ed.) - Corpus Inscriptionum Graecum (begins publication)
- George Combe - The Constitution of Man
- Barbara Hofland - Africa Described, in Its Ancient and Present State
- Washington Irving - A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus
- February 8 - Jules Verne, French novelist and science fiction pioneer (died 1905)
- February 12 - George Meredith, novelist and poet (died 1909)
- February 14 - Edmond About, French novelist and journalist (died 1885)
- March 20 - Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian dramatist (died 1906)
- April 4 - Margaret Oliphant, novelist and historical writer (died 1897)
- May 12 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet and artist (died 1882)
- September 9 - Leo Tolstoy, novelist (died 1910)
- September 17 - Louise Flodin, journalist (died 1923)
- October 8 - Francisque Sarcey, journalist and critic (died 1899)
- January 16- Johann Samuel Ersch, bibliographer
- January 26 - Lady Caroline Lamb, novelist and lover of Lord Byron
- February 29 - Henry Beekman Livingston, poet, 79
- March 16 - Johann Georg August Galletti, historian
- April 25 - François-Benoît Hoffman, French dramatist and critic, 67
- May 28 - Anne Seymour Damer, sculptor and novelist, 79
- June 8 - William Coxe, historian, 81
- June 11 - Dugald Stewart, Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, 74
- June 21 - Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Spanish dramatist & poet, 68
- October 13 - Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet and dramatist, 74
- date unknown - Frances Burney, dramatist and niece of Fanny Burney