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May 26, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Eugene O'Neill's Monte Cristo

Eugene O'Neill Monte Cristo Cottage, New London, Conn., is the boyhood summer home of Nobel prize playwright Eugene O'Neill. The 1840’s cottage is named in honor of his father, the actor James O’Neill and his most popular role as Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo. The Cottage is the setting for two of O’Neill’s most notable works, Long Days Journey Into Night and Ah, Wilderness!. Currently the Cottage operates as a museum featuring a permanent exhibition on the life and works of Eugene O’Neill and an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia.

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On This Day:
  • Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, goes on sale in London, 1897
  • Napoleon is crowned king of Italy, 1805
  • Sherlock Holmes', The Adventure of the Three Gables, first published in the Strand Magazine, 1903
  • Indian Removal Act, relocating American Indian tribes living east of Mississippi River to the west, is passed by U.S. Congress, 1830
  • The Man Booker International Prize is won by Canadian novelist Alice Munro, honouring a lifetime of work, 2009
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  • Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837), Russian poet
  • Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), American dancer
  • Sven (Herman Axel) Delblanc (1931-1992), Swedish scholar, novelist, and playwright (Homunculus: A Magic Tale; Tramp Vatten; Gunnar Emmanuel; Damiens)
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