Special This Day in Literary History to my sister

For Christmas one year, my sister Anne gave me a book about important dates in literary history.


This Week in Literary History: July 19 to July 25

July 19: On the advice of his lawyers, Emile Zola flees Frances following his conviction for libel after making accusations of a cover-up by the military.


This Week in Literary History January 11 to January 15

January 11: Thomas Hardy, one of England’s greatest novelists, dies on this day at age 82 in 1928 after contracting pleurisy a month earlier.