During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens left school to work in a factory after his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his career he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, 5 novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.
January 13, — July 18, was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many formulaic juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. Tenth Day… Find all the days here Thank you Librivox. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda, and film. Grinling - aside from several books on trains and the history of railways in Britain, evidently, Mr. Grinling didn't do much else of note.
Ninth Day… Find all the days here Thank you Librivox. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 27 January — 14 January better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.
He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies in many parts of the world including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life. Christmas Greetings scroll to end of text Read by: Lucy Perry David Hartley Coleridge 19 September — 6 January was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher.
He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Christmas Barring-Out Read by: BookAngel7 A little insight into customs from other times Sir Walter Scott 15 August — 21 September 1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America.
His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Christmas in the Olden Time Read by: Lucy Perry John Clare 13 July — 20 May was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption.
She was educated at home, and read widely; she commenced writing verses at a very early age. Together with her husband, William Howitt, she wrote over books. She devoted herself chiefly to the study of the social history of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods of the United States, wrote a number of entertaining books and magazine articles in this field, and was chosen historian of the The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Eighth Day… Find all the days here Thank you Librivox.
Marion Clifford, Lady Dunboyne c. She sometimes also wrote under her married name Marion Clifford-Butler. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt and he also played a major role in the evolution of the American magazine. Seventh Day… Find all the days here Thank you Librivox. Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson xmas short works Santa Claus Read by: Son the Exiles Rudyard Kipling 30 December — 18 January was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children.
He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Sixth Day… Find all the days here Thank you Librivox. She also wrote under the pseudonym Ellis Towne. Sara L. Guerin That's it. Lincoln Nada mas. Little Girl's Christmas Read by: Alissa Elizabeth Harrison September 1, — October 31, was an American educator.
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Good Districts To Visit. This is NOT an episode to have a first-listen with your kids in the car. To that end, I am well aware that there will be parts of this episode that will anger you.
I encourage you to use the recording app on your phone and switch back and forth between listening and responding so you have your thoughts in order. And, finally, You might be expecting me to deal with this topic through the lens of classic literature. With one exception, that will not happen in this episode. This is personal. This is nothing more than my thoughts—a culmination of 31 years of my experiences and thoughts—on this topic. We have faced many characters in complicated relationships where we in the modern world have very different responses regarding issues of consent.
Byronic Heroes are not unknown to us. However, you may wish to hunt down the post by David Wong at of all places Cracked. Included there are links out to everything I mention that is link-to-able. To begin at the beginning, my husband pointed out a month-or-so ago that every woman he knew had put a MeToo hashtag on their feed.
Sadly, none surprised him. For a long time it had defined part of me, but then I got married, then I had a son, then I was teaching HS the day we were evacuated from the tip of an island off the coast of North America when a plane tried to drop a building on us, then I had another son, then I became a podcaster, an author, a speaker—I outgrew simple definitions. There is nothing simple about the conversation that is swirling around us right now—and I say that as both a MeToo and as a mother of young men.
The mother of some rather justifiably nervous young men. Ha Ha. I get it. One of the most revealing conversations I ever had was with a class of recidivist freshmen. This was not their first time in Freshman English. It might have been their third or fourth, to be honest.
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But they sure taught me. I was particularly lucky because my students had learned that they could trust me—at least it seemed to believe they could. I sure hoped they could. As the only white person in the room at the time, I asked for clarification. Near as I can recall the conversation went something like this: Me: Wait, what?
Student: Well, you know, Miss. Me: Wait.
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Laughter Student: clearly baffled by my response and the laughter Um…yeah… Me: George, how much money do you think I make??? Student: backpedaling You know, Miss? Like, you make enough. You can, you know, buy…stuff you want. We get promised decent health care, and retirement, in exchange for not getting rich—almost enough to pay rent and eat.