Literary History Today March 23: The Woolfs start Hogarth Press

When Leonard and Virginia Woolf got married, they were determined to get a dog name John and start their own press called Hogarth. Don’t know if they ever got their dog John but on this day in 1917, the Woolfs started Hogarth Press from the dining room of their home in Richmond. The picture in this Literary History post was just taken in Brighton where I was a few days […]


This Week in Literary History: May 8 to May 14

May 8th: On this day in 1899, the Irish Literary Theatre , the precursor to the Abbey Theatre, opens in Dublin with W.B. Yeat’s The Countess Cathleen.


This Week in Literary History: March 7 to March 13

March 7: Poet James Russell Lowell arrives in London in 1880 to take up his duties as Ambassador to the Court of St. James on this day after 3 years served as Minister to Spain.


This Week in Literary History: January 24-31

January 24: Edith Wharton is born to an old, distinguished New York family on this day in 1862.