1828 in literature
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The year 1828 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- January - Thomas Dale becomes the first university professor of English language and literature, at the new London University.
- April 1 - The Athenæum, "London Literary and Critical Journal", is launched by James Silk 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.
- The Raczyński Library in Poznań is completed.
- Steen Steensen Blicher - Sildig Opvaagnen
- Anna Eliza Bray - The White Hoods: an Historical Romance
- John Benjamin Brookes (published anonymously) - The Lustful Turk
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton - Pelham
- George Croly - Salathiel
- Selina Davenport - Italian Vengeance and English Forbearance
- Thomas Gaspey - The History of George Godfrey
- 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!
- 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 writer (died 1905)
- February 12 – George Meredith, English 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, Scottish novelist and historical writer (died 1897)
- May 12 – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and artist (died 1882)
- September 9 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (died 1910)
- September 17 – Louise Flodin, Swedish journalist (died 1923)
- October 8 – Francisque Sarcey, French journalist and critic (died 1899)
- January 16 – Johann Samuel Ersch, German bibliographer (born 1766)
- January 26 – Lady Caroline Lamb, English novelist (born 1785)
- February 7 – Henry Neele, English poet and scholar (born 1798)
- February 29 – Henry Beekman Livingston, American poet (born 1748)
- March 16 – Johann Georg August Galletti, German historian (born 1750)
- April 25 – François-Benoît Hoffman, French dramatist and critic (born 1760)
- May 28 – Anne Seymour Damer, English sculptor and novelist (born 1749)
- June 8 – William Coxe, English historian and travel writer (born 1747)
- June 11 – Dugald Stewart, Scottish Enlightenment philosopher (born 1753)
- June 21 – Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Spanish dramatist and poet (born 1760)
- October 13 – Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet and dramatist (born 1754)
- Unknown date – Frances Burney, English dramatist (born 1776)