1768 in literature
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- March - John Wilkes, returning from exile in France, is elected to the Parliament of Great Britain.
- May 10 - John Wilkes is imprisoned for attacking King George III of Great Britain in print.
- July 28 - Thomas Gray succeeds Lawrence Brockett as Regis Professor of History at the University of Cambridge.
- John Murray (publisher) established in London.
- The Theatre Royal, Bath (Old Orchard Street Theatre) and Theatre Royal, Norwich, assume these titles having been granted Royal Patents, making them officially England's only legal provincial theatres.
- The Ladies of Llangollen meet for the first time, in Ireland.
- John Cleland - The Woman of Honour (attrib.)
- Alexander Dow, (trans) - Tales Translated from the Persian of Inatulla of Delhi
- Voltaire - La Princesse de Babylone
- José Francisco de Isla - Historia del famoso predicador fray Gerundio de Campazas, alias Zotes (second part)
- Isaac Bickerstaffe
- Lionel and Clarissa
- The Padlock
- Oliver Goldsmith - The Good-Natur'd Man
- John Hoole - Cyrus
- Thomas Hull - The Royal Merchant
- Hugh Kelly - False Delicacy
- Arthur Murphy - Zenobia
- Michel-Jean Sedaine - La gageure imprévue
- Cándido María Trigueros - Juan de buen alma
- Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg - Ugolino
- Horace Walpole - The Mysterious Mother (published)
- William Shakespeare, ed. Edward Capell - Mr. William Shakespeare His Comedies, Histories and Tragedies
- Isaac Hawking Browne - Poems
- Thomas Gray - Poems
- Richard Jago - Labour and Genius
- Edward Jerningham - Amabella
- Mary Wortley Montagu - Poetical Works
- Henry James Pye - Elegies
- Alexander Ross - The Fortunate Shepherdess
- Christopher Smart - The Parables of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
- William Wilkie - Fables
- Abraham Booth - The Reign of Grace
- James Boswell - An Account of Corsica
- William Gilpin - An Essay upon Prints, containing remarks upon the principles of picturesque beauty
- Oliver Goldsmith - The Present State of the British Empire in Europe, America, Africa, and Asia
- Richard Gough - Anecdotes of British Topography
- Joseph Priestley - An Essay on the First Principles of Government
- Tobias Smollett - The Present State of all Nations
- Laurence Sterne - A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy
- Gilbert Stuart - An Historical Dissertation Concerning the Antiquity of the English Constitution
- Emanuel Swedenborg - Deliciae Sapientiae de Amore Conjugiali
- Abraham Tucker as "Edward Search" - The Light of Nature Pursued
- Horace Walpole - Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard III
- Arthur Young - A Six Weeks' Tour Through the Southern Counties of England and Wales
- March 22 - Melesina Trench, Irish-born writer and socialite (died 1827)
- September 4 - François-René de Chateaubriand, French writer and diplomat (died 1848)
- November 18 - Zacharias Werner, German religious poet (died 1823)
- November 21 - Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologian (died 1834)
- March 1 - Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher (born 1694)
- March 18 - Laurence Sterne, Anglo-Irish novelist (born 1713)
- April 9 - Sarah Fielding, English novelist and children's author (born 1710)
- May 30 - Eggert Ólafsson, Icelandic writer and linguist (born 1726) (drowned)
- July 4 - Willem van Haren, Dutch poet (born 1710)
- August 17 - Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (born 1703)
- August 20 - Joseph Spence, English memoirist and professor of poetry (born 1699)
- December 20 - Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (born 1692)