Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Published: October 08, 2013
October 8, Day 282 of 2012
Today is day 282 of 2012
On October 8, 1754 Henry Fielding, English lawyer and writer, author of the classic
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling,
died at 47.
Frank Herbert, the U.S. sci-fi writer, and author of the
saga, was born on this day in 1920.
saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, deals with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics and power.
itself is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, and the series is widely considered to be among the classics in the genre.
Fictional detective Lord Peter Wimsey finally married Harriet Vane, a prickly mystery writer he had pursued through several novels, on this day in 1937 in the novel
. The novel, by Dorothy Sayers, was one of the last featuring the two English sleuths.
On this day in 1970, Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
If you want to finish “
” manuscript in 2012, you still have 84 days left.
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