1807 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1807.
- January – Heinrich von Kleist sets out for Dresden, but is arrested by the French as a spy and kept a prisoner for six months at Châlons-sur-Marne.
- January 24 – Washington Irving launches the satirical magazine Salmagundi in New York City.
- June 24 – The Tout-Paris assist in the first production of the Panorama de Momus, a vaudeville by Marc-Antoine Désaugiers.
- July 13 – Heinrich von Kleist is released from prison in France.
- Publication by Benjamin Tabart in London of the first printed version of The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk.
- Publication in London of the first edition of The Family Shakspeare, an expurgated edition of Shakespeare's plays under the nominal editorship of Thomas Bowdler but probably mostly compiled by his sister Henrietta Maria Bowdler.
- Publication by Edward and Joseph Wright in London of the first facsimile edition of the Shakespeare First Folio, under the editorship of Francis Douce.
- Charles Wiley founds a print shop in Manhattan, which eventually grows into the John Wiley & Sons book publishing empire.
- Harriet Butler – Count Eugenio
- Charlotte Dacre – The Libertine
- Elizabeth Gunning – The Orphans of Snowdon
- Rachel Hunter – Family Annals
- William Henry Ireland – The Catholic
- Charles and Mary Lamb – Tales from Shakespeare
- Matthew Gregory Lewis – The Wood Daemon
- Charles Maturin – The Fatal Revenge
- Mary Meeke – Julien
- Mary Pilkington – Ellen: Heiress of the Castle
- Anna Maria Porter – The Hungarian Brothers
- Regina Marie Roche – The Discarded Son
- Anne Louise Germaine de Stael – Corinne
- Sarah Wilkinson
- Thomas John Dibdin – Pantomimes
- Harlequin in his Element
- Mother Goose
- Giovanni Giraud – Gelosie per equivoco
- Jim Powell – Furibond, or Harlequin Negro
- Antoine Alexandre Barbier – Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes et pseudonymes
- Jacob Boehme – Quarante Questions sur l'âme (translated into French by Louis Claude de Saint-Martin)
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel -The Phenomenology of Spirit (Phänomenologie des Geistes)
- Gottlieb Hufeland – New Foundations of Political Economy
- Alexander von Humboldt – Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du nouveau continent 1799-1804
- Thomas Paine – The Age of Reason
- February 27 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (died 1882)
- June 30 – Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German author (died 1887)
- August 31 – Thomas Miller, English poet (died 1874)
- September 2 – Fredrika Runeberg, Finnish writer (d. 1879)
- September 9 – Richard Chenevix Trench, British poet (died 1886)
- October 23 – Baroness Tautphoeus (Jemima Montgomery), English-born novelist (died 1893)
- October 30 – Christopher Wordsworth, English Biblical editor and commentator, (died 1885)
- November 16 – Jónas Hallgrímsson, Icelandic author (died 1845)
- Unknown date
- Sophie Bolander, Swedish novelist (died 1869)
- January 5 – Isaac Reed, English Shakespearean editor (born 1742)
- February 18 – Sophie von La Roche, German novelist (born 1730)
- June 14 – Louis Bruyas, French dramatist and actor (born 1738)
- July 24 – John Christopher Kunze, American theologian (born 1744)
- August 1 – John Walker, English lexicographer (born 1732)
- December 3 – Clara Reeve, English novelist and literary historian (born 1729)
- December 19 – Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German-born French memoirist and literary correspondent (born 1723)
- December 21 – John Newton, English hymnist (born 1725)
- Fischer, Bernd (2003). A Companion to the Works of Heinrich Von Kleist. Camden House. p. 5.