1840 in literature

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The year 1840 in literature involved some significant new books.


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  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainRines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Reuter, Fritz". Encyclopedia Americana. 
  2. ^ Sutherland, John (2012). The Dickens Dictionary. London: Icon. pp. 67–71. ISBN 978-184831-391-0.  Thackeray writes the experience up as "Going to See a Man Hanged" in this month's issue of Fraser's Magazine (22: 150-158; repr. in The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray (1869) (London: Smith, Elder & Co.) 15:386); Dickens in The Daily News in February 1846.
  3. ^ Klinefelter, Walter (1942). The Fortsas Bibliohoax. New York: Press of the Woolly Whale. 
  4. ^  Smith, George Gregory (1893). "Martin, William (1801-1867)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 36. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 302. 
  5. ^ Hauge, Ingard (1975). "Poetisk realisme og nasjonalromantikk". In Beyer, Edvard. Norges Litteraturhistorie (in Norwegian) 2. Oslo: Cappelen. pp. 318–325.