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In poetry: 1827 1828 1829 -1830- 1831 1832 1833
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The year 1830 in literature involved some significant events and new books.
- February - Barthold Georg Niebuhr's house burns down - but most of his books are saved.
- February 25 - The première of Victor Hugo's play Hernani in Paris is marked by protests from an audience who recognise it as an attack on Classicism.
- May 22 - Amos Bronson Alcott marries Abby May.
- July 1 - Edgar Allan Poe matriculates as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, West Point.
- August - François-René de Chateaubriand sacrifices his political career by refusing to swear an oath of allegiance to Louis-Philippe, and retires to write his memoirs.
- James Mill becomes head of India House.
- Victor Cousin is elected to the Académie française.
New books 
- Nathaniel Ames - A Mariner's Sketches
- Honoré de Balzac
- Edward Bulwer - Paul Clifford
- James Fenimore Cooper - The Water-Witch
- Oliver Wendell Holmes - Old Ironsides
- Frederick Marryat - The King's Own
- Thomas Love Peacock - Crotchet Castle
- Anna Maria Porter - The Barony
- Sir Walter Scott
- Catharine Maria Sedgwick - A Tale of Our Times
- Mary Shelley - The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck
- Joseph Smith, Jr. - The Book of Mormon
- Louisa Stanhope - The Corsair's Bride
- Stendhal - The Red and the Black (French: Le Rouge et le Noir)
"It was a dark and stormy night" 
- "It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents—except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness."
The author is today honored with the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.
New drama 
- Henrik Hertz - Amor's Strokes of Genius
- Jovan Sterija Popović - Laža i Paralaža
- Aleksandr Pushkin - The Stone Guest
- Alphonse de Lamartine - Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
- Alfred de Musset - Comtes d'Espagne et d'Italie
- Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve - Les Consolations
- Alfred Tennyson - Poems, Chiefly Lyrical
- Jeremy Bentham - Constitutional Code for All Nations
- William Cobbett - Rural Rides
- Jacob Grimm - Hymnorum veteris ecclesiae XXVI. inter pretatio theodisca
- Charles Lyell - Principles of Geology, vol. 1
- Thomas Moore - Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with Notices of his Life
- March 15 - Paul Heyse, writer and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature 1910 (died 1914)
- March 18 - Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, historian (died 1889)
- April 6 - Eugène Rambert, Swiss poet and non-fiction writer (died 1886)
- May 20 - Hector Malot, French writer of Without family (died 1907)
- July 22 - Richard Copley Christie, scholar (died 1902)
- September 8 - Frédéric Mistral, poet (died 1914)
- December 5 - Christina Rossetti, English poet (died 1894)
- December 10 - Emily Dickinson, American poet died 1886)
- December 17 - Jules de Goncourt, Prix Goncourt (died 1870)
- January 17 - Wilhelm Waiblinger, poet (born 1804)
- February 15 - Ioane Bagrationi, encyclopedist (born 1768)
- February 20 - Robert Anderson, literary critic (born 1750)
- March 29 - James Rennell, historian and oceanographer (born 1742)
- April 16 - József Katona, Hungarian dramatist and poet (born 1791)
- June 28 - David Walker, abolitionist, author of the pamphlet Walker's Appeal (born 1785)
- August 20 - Vasily Pushkin, poet (born 1766)
- September 18 - William Hazlitt, British essayist (born 1778)
- October 8 - Johann Gottfried Ebel, travel writer (born 1764)
- November 20 - Gustav von Ewers, legal historian (born 1781)
- December 8 - Benjamin Constant, liberal author (born 1767)
- December 31 - The comtesse de Genlis, dramatist and writer on education (born 1746)