1833 in literature
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The year 1833 in literature involved some significant literary events and new publications.
- January - The Knickerbocker is established by Charles Fenno Hoffman as The Knickerbacker: or, New-York monthly magazine.
- c. January - Richard Bentley (publisher) issues the first collected edition of Jane Austen's novels.
- March 25 - Edmund Kean, playing Othello to the Iago of his son, Charles Kean, collapses on the stage of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, dying two months later.
- Summer - George Sand and Alfred de Musset begin a 2-year affair.
- September 15 - Poet Arthur Henry Hallam, a friend of Tennyson (and fiancé of his sister Emily), dies suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in Vienna aged 22. This year in his memory Tennyson writes "Ulysses" (completed October 20; published in Poems of 1842), Tithon (an early version of "Tithonus") and "The Two Voices" (originally entitled "Thoughts of a Suicide") and begins "Morte d'Arthur" (published 1842) and "Tiresias" (published 1885). In 1850 he will publish In Memoriam A.H.H.
- October 3 - Actress Harriet Smithson marries Hector Berlioz.
- December 1 - Charles Dickens' first published work of fiction, "A Dinner at Poplar Walk", first of what will become Sketches by Boz, appears unsigned in the Monthly Magazine (London).
- Alphonse de Lamartine is elected a député of France.
- Parley's Magazine, an American periodical for young readers, publishes its first issue.
- Publication of The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, edited by George Long, begins in England.
- First of the Bridgewater Treatises, examining science in relation to God, is published in England.
- Publication of Mrs Favell Lee Mortimer's instructional text The Peep of Day, or, A series of the earliest religious instruction the infant mind is capable of receiving in England; this sells a million copies in 38 languages.
- Honoré de Balzac
- Edward Bulwer - Godolphin
- Thomas Carlyle - Sartor Resartus
- Massimo D'Azeglio - Ettore Fieramosca
- Benjamin Disraeli - Alroy
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Outre-Mer
- Alfred de Musset (attributed) - Gamiani, ou deux nuits d'excès ("Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess")
- Aleksandr Pushkin - Eugene Onegin
- George Sand
- Kouroglou / Épopée Persane
- Leone Leoni
- Michael Scott - Tom Cringle's Log
- Joseph von Eichendorff - The Wooers
- Aleksander Griboyedov - Woe from Wit (published posthumously with cuts)
- Victor Hugo
- Johann Nestroy - Lumpaziva gabundus
- Eugène Scribe - Bertrand et Raton; ou l'art de conspirer
- Robert Browning - Pauline
- Hartley Coleridge - Poems, songs and sonnets 
- Wilhelm Hey - Fünfzig Fabeln für Kinder (Fifty Fables for Children)
- Alfred Tennyson - Poems (including "The Lady of Shalott", 1st version)
- See also 1833 in poetry
- Franz Bopp - Vergleichende Grammatik
- Godfrey Higgins - Anacalypsis
- Charles Lamb - Last Essays of Elia
- Webster's Revision of the Bible
- January 23 – Lewis Morris, Anglo-Welsh poet (died 1907)
- August 9 – Emily Pepys, English child diarist (died 1877)
- October 19 – Adam Lindsay Gordon, "national poet" of Australia (died 1870)
- October 8 – Edmund Clarence Stedman, American poet and critic (died 1908)
- October 21 – Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and entrepreneur, creator of the Nobel Prize (died 1896)
- November 6 – Jonas Lie, Norwegian writer (died 1908)
- November 9 – Émile Gaboriau, French writer (died 1873)
- January 14 – Gottlob Ernst Schulze, German philosopher (born 1761)
- February 3 – Nikolay Gnedich, Russian poet and translator (born 1784)
- February 4 – John O'Keeffe, Irish dramatist (born 1747)
- March 7 – Rahel Varnhagen, German literary hostess (born 1771)
- March 11 – Franz Passow, German classicist and lexicographer (born 1786)
- April 13 – Elisa von der Recke, German poet (born 1754)
- May 10 – François Andrieux, French man of letters and dramatist (born 1759)
- May 15 – Edmund Kean, English Shakespearean actor (born 1787)
- August 25 – Jean-Louis Laya, French dramatist (born 1761)
- September 7 – Hannah More, English religious writer and philanthropist (born 1745)
- September 15 – Arthur Hallam, English poet (born 1811)
- Recorded in their respective novels Elle et lui (1859) and La Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle (1836).
- Robson, John (1990). "The Fiat and Finger of God: The Bridgewater Treatises". In Lightman, Bernard; Frank Turner (ed.). Victorian Faith in Crisis: Essays on Continuity and Change in Nineteenth-Century Religious Belief.
- Pruzan, Todd (2005-06-10). "The Clumsiest People in Europe". Retrieved 2013-09-27.
- "Selected Poetry of Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)". Representative Poetry Online.