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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1810.
- February – Eccentric English amateur actor Robert Coates debuts in his favourite role, Romeo, at the Theatre Royal, Bath.
- April 10 – Percy Bysshe Shelley matriculates at University College, Oxford. His atheistic Gothic novella Zastrozzi: A Romance, written while he was still a schoolboy at Eton, is published this year under his initials in London, and its successor St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian: A Romance is published as "By a Gentleman of the University of Oxford" in December (dated 1811) in London by J. J. Stockdale. In September, Shelley publishes through Stockdale Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire co-written with his sister Elizabeth before he came up to Oxford, but withdrawn due to plagiarism of one poem; and in November he and his friend Thomas Jefferson Hogg publish the burlesque Posthumous Fragments of Margaret Nicholson; Being Poems found amongst the Papers of that Noted Female who attempted the Life of the King in 1786 "Edited by John Fitzvictor" in Oxford.
- The collection The British Novelists with an introductory essay and prefaces by Anna Laetitia Barbauld is published in 50 volumes in London by F. C. & J. Rivington.
- February 10 – Giulietta Pezzi, Italian novelist, journalist, and poet (died 1878)
- May 10 – E. Cobham Brewer, English lexicographer (died 1897)
- May 11 – Caroline Fox, English diarist (died 1870)
- May 23 – Margaret Fuller American feminist writer (drowned 1850)
- August 6 – William Ticknor, American publisher (died 1864)
- August 31 – František Doucha, Czech writer and translator (died 1884)
- September 22 – John Brown, Scottish physician and essayist (died 1882)
- September 29 – Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (died 1865)
- December 11 – Alfred de Musset, French poet (died 1857)