1870 in literature

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The year 1870 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.


Luke Fildes - The Empty Chair (engraving). Fildes, the illustrator for Edwin Drood at the time of Charles Dickens's death, shows Dickens's empty chair in his study at Gads Hill Place. It appears in the Christmas edition of the The Graphic and thousands of prints of it are sold.[1]

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Main article: 1870 in poetry
Lear's illustration of The Owl and the Pussycat from Nonsense Songs





  1. ^ "Luke Fildes". TheFamousArtists.com. 
  2. ^ "Emma Gifford". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  3. ^ Obituary, The Times (London), August 1870.
  4. ^ "History of the BNU". Strasbourg: BNU (Bibliothèque nationale universitaire). Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Outstanding Dates". The Life and Work of Karl Marx. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  6. ^ a b Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  7. ^ Pages from the Goncourt Journals (2006). NYRB Classics. ISBN 159017190X.
  8. ^ Bachelard, Gaston (1986). "Lautréamont". Dallas Institute.