From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
1840Tribute from the students at Lund
3 February 1840
First performance of Mulatten (The Mulatto. Original Romantic Drama in five Acts). The play is staged a total of 21 times during HCA's life. This work provides HCA with an income of 800-1000 rdl.
The Mulatto is published as a book. The play is, with its depiction of the pariah and sexuality to be found within the tension between the social spheres, from lower to upper levels, a dramatic counterpart to the novel O.T.
Swedish translation of O.T. is published under N.H. Thomson's Bibliothek af Den Nyaste Litteraturen (Stockholm).
The vaudeville monologue, Mikkels Kjærlighedshistorier i Paris (Mikkel's Love Stories from Paris), is performed for the first time at the Royal Theatre. Performed 3 times during HCA's life.