Literary History October 16th

A lot in Literary History Today:

~ 1847 – The novel Jane Eyre is published in London.

~ 1950 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is published.

~ 1758 – Noah Webster was born, American lexicographer (d. 1843)

~ 1854 – Oscar Wilde was born, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet (d. 1900)

~ 1888 – Eugene O’Neill born , American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

~ 1927 – Günter Grass was born, German novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

~ 1997 – James A. Michener dies, American author and philanthropist (b. 1907)

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