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September 27, 2016

Literary Landmarks: Maison de Victor Hugo

Victor Hugh Home In Paris, Victor Hugo fans can get a Les Mis-fix by visiting the Maison de Victor Hugo, where the author lived from 1832 to 1848. The museum is free, and it's located in the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful squares in all of Paris. The apartment is now arranged to take you through Hugo's life and evoking his writings through furniture, objects and art works that belonged to him or were created by him. Don't leave without paying a visit to the Chinese art and artifacts in the Salon Chinois. Hugo designed the room for his mistress, Juliette Drouet.

For more information click here: Victor Hugo's Paris Home, or click here for books by Victor Hugo and here for French Literature.

On This Day:
  • A paper match "folder" is patented by Philadelphia patent attorney Joshua Pusey, 1892; the "matchbook" (as we know it today) was patented a few weeks later by Charles Bowman
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, The Warlord of Mars (1919), and William Faulkner's, Intruder in the Dust (1948), and Requiem for a Nun (1951), are published on this day
  • Bertrand Russell publishes, What Would Help Mankind Most?" in "New York Times Magazine", 1953
  • Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is published, 1962
  • Salman Rushdie's, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, is published in Britain, 1990
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Today's Birthdays:

  • George Cruikshank (1792-1878), English illustrator/caricaturist, his coloured etchings appearing in several Charles Dickens' works
  • Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881), Swiss philosopher, poet and critic
  • Harry Blackstone (1885-1965), famed American magician, often billed as "The Great Blackstone"
  • James Meyer Thompson (1906-1976), American novelist and screenwriter (The Killer Inside Me)
  • Louis Auchincloss (b. 1917), American author and man of letters
  • Arthur Penn (b. 1922), American stage and film director
  • Ariel Sharon (b. 1928), Israeli military and political leader, recent Prime Minister of Israel
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