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Happy 206th birthday to Pride and Prejudice, published #OnThisDay in 1813. Image credit: An 1833 engraving of a scene from Chapter 59 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Pickering & Greatbatch. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. #janeausten #prideandprejudice #literature
#OnThisDay in 1882, writer A.A. Milne was born. Best known for creating Winnie the Pooh, Milne was also an established playwright. Image credit: Photograph of A.A. Milne by E. O. Hoppé. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. #otd #aamilne #winniethepooh #childrensliterature #literature #winniethepoohday
Do you know what "Wuthering Heights" is? Do you know what pseudonym Emily Brontë used to publish her book? Find out with a quiz on this famous work of literature. (Image: Title page for the first volume of the first edition of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. Thomas Cautley Newby, publisher. Lowell 1238.5 (A), Houghton Library, Harvard University. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.)
"Jacobs’ narrative similarly introduces incidents drawing on stock representations of slavery. For example, in both John Brown’s 1855 slave narrative, Slave Life in Georgia, and Jacobs’ Incidents painful cleansing agents are applied to a slave’s back just after a whipping; and slaves are tied up in a back-straining “buck” in order to enhance their pain."
On 12 January 1628, Charles Perrault, whose fairytales include Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, was born. Image credit: Cinderella by Elenore Abbott. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. #charlesperrault #fairytales #cinderella #littleredridinghood #onthisday #otd #elenoreabbott