1822 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1822.
- March – The Noctes Ambrosianae, imaginary colloquies, begin to appear in Blackwood's Magazine (Edinburgh).
- June 16 – Mary Shelley suffers a miscarriage.
- July 8 – English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, returning from Livorno (where he set up The Liberal magazine with Leigh Hunt) to Lerici where he has been living with his wife Mary, is drowned when his boat sinks in a storm in the Ligurian Sea. His body, washed up ten days later on the beach near Viareggio, is cremated there in the presence of Lord Byron and Edward John Trelawny who claims to have seized Shelley's heart from the flames.
- Richard Henry Dana, Sr. – Paul Felton
- Kenelm Henry Digby – The Broad-Stone of Honour
- Sarah Green – Nuptial Discoveries
- Jane Harvey – Singularity
- Ann Hatton – Guilty or Not Guilty
- Washington Irving – Bracebridge Hall
- Lady Caroline Lamb – Graham Hamilton
- John Neal – Logan, A Family History
- Charles Nodier – Trilby, ou le lutin d'Argail
- Anna Maria Porter – The Hunters of the Pyrenees
- Rosalia St. Clair – Clavering Tower
- Sir Walter Scott (as "the author of Waverley")
- Catharine Maria Sedgwick – A New England Tale
Children and young people
- Hans Christian Andersen – Ghost at Palnatoke's Grave
- Charlotte Anley – Influence. A Moral Tale for Young People
- Susannah Moodie – Spartacus
- Mary Martha Sherwood – The History of Henry Milner
- Agnes Strickland – The Moss-House: In Which Many of the Works of Nature Are Rendered a Source of Amusement to Children
- Lord Byron – The Vision of Judgment
- António Feliciano de Castilho – Primavera
- Eleanor Anne Porden – Cœur de Lion
- Percy Bysshe Shelley – Hellas
- Thomas de Quincey – Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
- John Claudius Loudon – An Encyclopaedia of Gardening
- February 10 – Eliza Lynn Linton, English novelist and journalist (died 1898)
- February 22 – Frances Elizabeth Barrow, American author of children's stories (died 1894)
- May 22 – Edmond de Goncourt, French literary critic and publisher (died 1896)
- December 24 – Matthew Arnold, English poet (died 1888)
- December 26 – Dion Boucicault, Irish-born dramatist (died 1890)
- Unknown date – Boleslav Markevich, Russian writer (died 1884)
- June 25 – E. T. A. Hoffmann, German Romantic writer (born 1776)
- July 8 – Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet and radical (born 1792)
- December 7 – John Aikin, English physician and miscellanist (born 1747)
- December 8 – Saul Ascher, German political writer and translator (born 1767)
- March 19 – Józef Wybicki, Polish poet (born 1747)
- Christian Herald (1903). The Crown Encyclopedia and Gazetteer: A Reference Library of Universal Knowledge, Embracing Five Hundred Illustrations and Over Sixty-five Thousand Subjects, All Brought Down to the Date of Publication, with Ninety-six Colored Maps (Public domain ed.). Christian Herald. pp. 205–.
- University of Cambridge (1859). A Complete Collection of the English Poems which Have Obtained the Chancellor's Gold Medal in the University of Cambridge (PDF). Cambridge: W. Metcalfe. Retrieved 2008-10-01.