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Literary Landmarks: Henry James

TheMount Lamb House is an 18th-century house situated in Rye, East Sussex, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. The American novelist Henry James discovered Rye and Lamb House quite by chance whilst visiting an architect friend. He was enchanted by the house and delighted when the chance came to lease it in 1897 and purchase it two years later. James wrote three of his novels here, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl. He wrote in the garden room, a self-contained building next to the house built in 1743 as a separate banqueting room and destroyed in 1940 during a bombing raid. After James's death Lamb House became the residence of author E.F. Benson

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  • Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters, 1724
  • Samuel Morey patents the internal combusion engine, 1826, what environmentalists will later dub the 'infernal' combustion engine
  • Sir Francis Galton publishes the first newspaper weather map in The Times in London, 1875
  • Hard Times begins serialization in Charles Dickens' magazine Household Words, 1884
  • India's Project Tiger is launched; designed to protect the Royal Bengal Tiger, it is one of the most successful wildlife conservation projects in modern history, 1973
  • Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne; handbuilt in Jobs' parents' garage, the computer kit sold for $666.66, 1976
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