Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Special Literary Days in November

NOVEMBER 22: Birthday anniversary of George Eliot, novelist: November 22, 1819. English novelist George Eliot, whose real name was Mary Ann Evans, was born at Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England. Her works include Silas Marner and Middlemarch. She died in Chelsea on December 22, 1880.

NOVEMBER 23: Life Magazine debuts: On November 23, 1936 the illustrated magazine Life debuted. The first cover featured a dramatic photograph by Margaret Bourke-White of Fort Peck Dam.

NOVEMBER 25: Birthday anniversary of Andrew Carnegie: November 25, 1835. American financier, philanthropist and benefactor of more than 2,500 libraries, was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. Carnegie died at his summer estate, Shadowbrook, MA on August 11, 1919.

NOVEMBER 28: Birthday anniversary of William Blake: November 28, 1757 in London England. English poet whose works include Songs of Innocence. He died on August 12, 1827 in London, England.

NOVEMBER 29: Birthday anniversary of Louisa May Alcott: November 29, 1832. American author, born in Philadelphia, PA. Her most famous novel was Little Women, the classic story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. She died on March 6, 1888 in Boston, MA.

NOVEMBER 29: Birthday anniversary of C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis: Born on November 29, 1989. British scholar, novelist and author born in Belfast, Ireland and died in Oxford, England on November 22, 1963. Some of his works include The Screwtape Letters and Chronicles of Narnia.

November 30: Birthday anniversary of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain): November 30, 1835. Celebrated American author, whose books include: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Born in Florida, MO and died on April 21, 1910 in Redding, CT.

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