1792 in literature
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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.
- Hugh Henry Brackenridge – Modern Chivalry: containing the Adventures of Captain John Farrago and Teague O'Regan, his servant
- Johann Baptist Durach – Philippine Welserin
- Susannah Gunning – Anecdotes of the Delborough Family
- Charlotte Palmer
- It Is and It Is Not a Novel
- Integrity and Content: an Allegory
- Charlotte Turner Smith – Desmond
- Elizabeth Pinchard – The Blind Child, or, Anecdotes of the Wyndham Family
- Pierre Beaumarchais – La Mère coupable
- Joseph Chénier – Caïus Gracchus
- Leandro Fernández de Moratín – La comedia nueva
- Thomas Holcroft – The Road to Ruin
- Samuel Rogers – The Pleasures of Memory, with Other Poems
- Saul Ascher – Leviathan oder über Religion in Rücksicht des Judentums (Leviathan or religion in respect of Judaism)
- Arthur Murphy – An Essay on the Life and Genius of Samuel Johnson
- Maria Riddell – Voyage to the Madeira and Leeward and Caribbean Isles, with Sketches of the Natural History of these Islands
- Gottlob Ernst Schulze – Aenesidemus
- Mary Wollstonecraft – A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
- February 10 – Frederick Marryat (Captain Marryat), English novelist and naval officer (died 1848)
- April 5 – John Lavicount Anderdon, English writer (died 1874)
- April 25 – John Keble, English poet (died 1866)
- May 4 – Dorothea Primrose Campbell, Scottish poet and novelist (died 1863)
- June 21 – Ferdinand Christian Baur, German theologian (died 1860)
- August 4 – Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet and radical (died 1822)
- October 17 – Sir John Bowring, English political economist and miscellanist (died 1872)
- October 28 – Anne Knight (Anne Waspe), English children's writer and educationist (died 1860)
- November 26 – Sarah Grimké, American abolitionist and suffragist (died 1873)
- December 18 – William Howitt, English historical writer and poet (died 1879)
- April 23 – Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and writer (born 1741)
- May 4 – Giuseppe Garampi, Italian scholar and book collector (born 1725)
- May 12 – Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (born 1710)
- June 4
- August 25 – Jacques Cazotte, French novelist (executed, born 1719)
- December 7 – Marie Jeanne Riccoboni (Laboras de Mezières), French novelist (born 1714)
- Unknown dates
- Carl Jonas Love Almqvist's novel The Queen's Tiara (Drottningens juvelsmycke, 1834) is set around the assassination of Gustav III of Sweden.
- Baroness Orczy's play and novel The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) is set during the Reign of Terror.
- "Our Company: History 1792–1900". W H Smith PLC. 2008. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- 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.
- 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.