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Published: July 09, 2013
July 9, Day 191 of 2012
Today is day 191 of 2012
Ann Radcliffe, the English novelist and a pioneer of the Gothic novel was born on this date in 1764. Her style is romantic in its vivid descriptions of landscapes, and long travel scenes, yet the Gothic element is obvious through her use of the supernatural. Radcliffe published six novels:
The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne, Gaston de Blondeville, The Italian, The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest
A Sicilian Romance.
On this day in 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Mervyn Peake, the English novelist, poet, playwright and illustrator was born in 1911.
After his high school sweetheart, Estelle, married another man, William Faulkner quit his hometown in Oxford, Mississippi, visited friends in the North, and headed to Canada, where he joined the Royal Air Force on this day in 1918. After the war, he returned to Mississippi, where he wrote poetry. A neighbor funded the publication of his first book of poems,
The Marble Faun
(1924). His first novel,
was published two years later.
In 1942 Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the attic above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse. Unfortunately, she wouldn’t escape the Nazi atrocities.
If you want to finish “
” manuscript in 2012, you still have 175 days left.
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