1792 in literature

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In poetry
1789
1790
1791
1792
1793
1794
1795

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1792.

Events[edit]

  • July – Molière's body is exhumed for reburial in the Museum of French Monuments in Paris, having been originally buried in the ground reserved for unbaptised infants, because actors were not allowed to be buried on sacred ground.
  • September 29 – The Theatre Royal, Dumfries opens as The Theatre. By the 21st century this will be the oldest working theatre in Scotland.
  • Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna set up a newsagent's business in London that will become the bookselling chain WHSmith.[1]

New books[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Children[edit]

Drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

In literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Company: History 1792–1900". W H Smith PLC. 2008. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  2. ^ "Mary Wollstonecraft | Biography, Works, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  3. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Anderdon, John Lavicount". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  4. ^ Konzett, Matthias (2015). Encyclopedia of German Literature. Routledge. p. 1357. ISBN 9781135941291. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ Charlotte Trinquet, "Cazotte, Jacques" In: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A–F, ed. Donald Haase, Greenwood Publishing, ISBN 0-313-33441-2, pp. 170–171.