1792 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

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


  • 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 – Opening of Theatre Royal, Dumfries as The Theatre. By the 21st century this will be the oldest working theatre in Scotland.
  • Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna establish the newsagent's business in London which will become the bookselling chain WHSmith.[1]

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  1. ^ "Our Company: History 1792–1900". W H Smith PLC. 2008. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  2. ^  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. 
  3. ^ 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. 170–71.