1826 in literature
This article presents lists of literary events and publications in 1826.
- January 15 – The French newspaper Le Figaro begins publication in Paris, initially as a weekly.
- October – Tyrone Power gets his break as a principal Irish character actor at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in London.
- October 17 – Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh marry in Edinburgh.
- The Juvenile Miscellany, an American magazine for children, begins publishing in Boston. It lasts for ten years.
- The Ballantyne printing business in Edinburgh crashes, ruining Sir Walter Scott as a principal investor. He undertakes to repay his creditors from his writings. His publisher Archibald Constable also fails.
- The Hachette publishing business in Paris is established by Louis Christophe François Hachette.
- Selina Bunbury – The Pastor's Tales
- James Fenimore Cooper – The Last of the Mohicans
- Alfred de Vigny – Cinq-Mars
- Benjamin Disraeli – Vivian Grey
- William Nugent Glascock – The Naval Sketch Book, or The Service Afloat and Ashore
- Catherine Gore – The Broken Heart
- Ann Hatton – Deeds of the Olden Time
- Wilhelm Hauff
- Die Bettlerin vom Pont des Arts (The True Lover's Fortune; or, the Beggar of the Pont des Arts)
- Märchen almanach auf das Jahr 1826 (Fairytale Almanac)
- Mitteilungen aus den Memoiren des Satan (Memoirs of Beelzebub, first part)
- Victor Hugo – Bug-Jargal
- Bernhard Severin Ingemann – Valdemar Seier: En historisk Roman (Valdemar the Victorious: an historical romance)
- Anna Maria Porter – Honor O'Hara
- Jane Porter & Anna Maria Porter – Tales Round a Winter Hearth
- Ann Radcliffe – Gaston de Blondeville
- Sir Walter Scott – Woodstock
- Mary Shelley – The Last Man
- Horace (Horatio) Smith – Brambleyte House, or, Cavaliers and Roundheads
- Alfred de Vigny – Cinq-Mars
- Wilhelm Hauff – Märchen almanach auf das Jahr 1826 (Almanac of fairy tales from the year 1826)
- Rosalia St. Clair – Obstinacy
- Agnes Strickland – The Rival Crusoes, or, The Shipwreck: also A Voyage to Norway; and The Fisherman's Cottage: Founded on Facts
- Joanna Baillie – Martyr
- Mary Russell Mitford – Foscari
- Eugène Scribe – Bertrand et Suzette; ou Le Mariage de raison
- Alfred de Vigny – Poèmes antiques et modernes
- Heinrich Heine – Die Harzreise (The Harz Journey)
- Felicia Dorothea Hemans – Casabianca, in The New Monthly Magazine (August)
- Robert Hetrick – Poems and Songs of Robert Hetrick
- Burke's Landed Gentry
- Wilhelm Hauff – Kontroverspredigt über H. Clauren und den Mann im Mond
- Georg Konrad Horst – Zauber-Bibliothek (1821–26)
- Dietrich Georg von Kieser – System des Tellurismus oder thierisches Magnetismus
- Abigail Mott – Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Color
- Josiah Priest – The Wonders of Nature
- February 3 – Walter Bagehot, English essayist and journalist (died 1877)
- February 16 – Joseph Viktor von Scheffel, German poet and novelist (died 1886)
- May 22 – Denys Corbet, Guernsey poet writing in Guernsey French and English (died 1909)
- June 2 – Richard Holt Hutton, English essayist and journalist (died 1897)
- September 8 – Addison Peale Russell, American essayist (died 1912)
- November 24 – Carlo Collodi, Italian children's author (died 1890)
- Unknown date – Thomas Chenery, Barbadian-born English scholar and editor (died 1884)
- February 17 – Johann Philipp Gabler, German Protestant theologian (born 1753)
- March 24 – Georg Nikolaus von Nissen, Danish music historian and biographer (born 1761)
- March 29 – Johann Heinrich Voss, German poet and translator (born 1751)
- June 19 – Elsa Fougt, Swedish editor and publisher (born 1744)
- July 4 – Thomas Jefferson, American philosopher, politician and author (born 1743)
- July 25 (July 13 O.S.) – Kondraty Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (hanged, born 1795)
- September 22 – Johann Peter Hebel, German short story writer and poet (born 1760)
- October? – Elizabeth Meeke, English popular novelist (born 1761)
- October 3 – Jens Immanuel Baggesen, Danish poet (born 1764)
- October 19 – François-Joseph Talma, French actor (born 1763)
- December – William Glen, Scottish poet (born 1789)
- MacDonagh, Michael (2004). "Power, (William Grattan) Tyrone (1797–1841)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22671. Retrieved 2012-11-12. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- King, Steve (17 October 1826). "Carlyle, Marriage & Biography". Today in Literature. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
- Fiona Robertson, "Smith, Horatio (1779–1849)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, UK: OUP, 2004)Retrieved 31 May 2016, pay-walled.