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December 5 in Literary History: Christina Rossetti Born

The most significant events in the history of books on the 5th of December

1784: Phillis Wheatley dies. The first black poet of the Americas to publish a book, Wheatley was an eighteenth-century black slave taught to read by her owners. 265 more words

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December 2 in Literary History: Dickens Gives First Public Reading in America

The most significant events in the history of books on the 2nd of December

1814: Marquis de Sade dies. As well as giving us the word ‘sadist’ for one who enjoys inflicting pain on others, Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (to cite his full name) was also a novelist who wrote  230 more words

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November 28 in Literary History: William Blake Born

The most significant events in the history of books on the 28th of November

1582: William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence. 268 more words

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November 24 in Literary History: Black Beauty is Published

The most significant events in the history of books on the 24th of November

1394: Charles of Orléans, Duke of Orléans and accomplished poet, is born. 634 more words

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November 21 in Literary History: Fanny Hill Published

The most significant events in the history of books on the 21st of November

1694: Voltaire is born François-Marie Arouet in Paris. This towering figure of the French Enlightenment wrote satirical novels ( 456 more words

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November 18 in Literary History: George Bernard Shaw Turns Down Nobel Prize Money

The most significant events in the history of books on the 18th of November

1307: According to Tschudi, it is on this day that William Tell shot the arrow off his son’s head in Swiss legend. 341 more words

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REFDESK.COM, AN AWESOME WEBSITE FOR WRITERS AND NEWS JUNKIES

,’Refdesk,com is a website I check on a daily basis.  It overflows with connection to other sites of varying interests and links to newspapers to name of few of the rewards it offers. 114 more words

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