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Thomas H. COOK
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American mystery writer
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English novelist, poet and playwright

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September 19, 2014

Literary Landmarks: Joel Chandler Harris Home

Joel Chandler Harris The Atlanta, Georgia, home of author, journalist amd folklorist Joel Chandler Harris from 1881 until his death in 1908. More commonly known as the Wren's Nest, today it is the oldest house museum in Atlanta. Largely unchanged since Harris's death, the historic home contains the original Harris furnishings as well as the original paint colors. It is an excellent and rare example of the early Victorian Queen Anne style in the Atlanta area

For more information click here: Joel Chandler Harris Home, or click here for books by Joel Chandler Harris and here for Folklore.

On This Day:
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Henry II grants Rabelais a royal privilege for printing his works, 1545
  • George Washington gives his farewell address, and strongly warns against accumulating large public debts and a burgeoning military, 1776
  • John Keats pens his memorable Ode to Autumn, 1819
  • Strasbourg-Basel Line opens, first trans-border railway, 1841
  • New Zealand grants universal suffrage to women, the first country to do so, 1893
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  • Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), British illustrator of over 150 books, including Lewis Carrol's Alice and Wonderland & Wagner's Ring Cycle
  • William Golding (1911-1993), English novelist, penned Lord of the Flies, which was turned down by 21 publishers; the author was later awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 for his collective work.
  • Elizabeth Stern (1915-1980), Canadian pathologist, first to report virus-cancer link
  • Keorapetse "Willie" Kgositsile (b.1938), South African poet, essayist, teacher and political activist
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