Jane Austen Was Born On This Day

16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Was Born On This Day

The first American novel to sell over a million copies. By calling attention to the issue of slavery, it has become a part of our country’s literary and historical heritage.

Stowe was an abolitionist and the author of the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Upon meeting her, Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.”

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Harriet Beecher Stowe: (June 14, 1811- July 1, 1896)