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Dinah Mulock Craik Was Born on This Date


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Brontës Begin School at Cowan Bridge

On this date in 1824, Maria (age 12), Elizabeth (age 10), and Charlotte (age 8) Brontë are sent to Cowan Bridge School by their widowed father, Patrick Brontë. Both Maria and Elizabeth will died within a year of entering the school. Charlotte Brontë … Continue reading

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Middlemarch Began on This Date

On this date in 1869, George Eliot began writing her masterpiece, Middlemarch.

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Eliot Dunks on Jane Eyre

On this date in 1848, George Eliot writes to a friend who has recommended Jane Eyre, “I shall be glad to know what you admire in it . . . the book is interesting–only I wish the characters would talk … Continue reading

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson Born on This Date

Alfred, Lord Tennyson born this day in 1809. Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H., his long elegy for his lost friend Arthur Henry Hallam , brings him to the public’s attention. Queen Victoria, famous for her long mourning for her husband Albert, … Continue reading

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What the Dickens?!

British novelist Charles Dickens born this day in 1812. The Denton branch of the Dickens Fellowship meets on the second Thursday of each month; meetings are held at the Denton Center for Visual Arts at 400 East Hickory. For more … Continue reading

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