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Danish author of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was born April 2, 1805 (d. 1875).  He doesn't look anything at all like Danny Kaye!

Danish author of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was born April 2, 1805 (d. 1875). He doesn't look anything at all like Danny Kaye!

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

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“Alexandre Dumas (Villers-Cotterêts 1802 – Puys, Dieppe 1870).” French writer best known for his historical novels on high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers or Twenty Years After were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. Born in poverty, was the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave.

“Alexandre Dumas (Villers-Cotterêts 1802 – Puys, Dieppe 1870).” French writer best known for his historical novels on high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers or Twenty Years After were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. Born in poverty, was the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave.

Picture of Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905), a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Picture of Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905), a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Anton Chekhov, photographed by his brother Alexander in 1891.

Anton Chekhov, photographed by his brother Alexander in 1891.

The great author/speaker/humorist Mark Twain was born today 11-30 in 1835. I know my world would not have been as rich without his wonderful prose. I would be hard pressed to even pick a favorite. He passed in 1910.

The great author/speaker/humorist Mark Twain was born today 11-30 in 1835. I know my world would not have been as rich without his wonderful prose. I would be hard pressed to even pick a favorite. He passed in 1910.

“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.”- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment. S)

“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.”- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment. S)

Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) and Maxim Gorky (1868 – 1936). Crimea, 1901. #Leo_Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) and Maxim Gorky (1868 – 1936). Crimea, 1901. #Leo_Tolstoy

Maxim Gorky... Leon Tolstoy... Anton Chekhov...

Maxim Gorky... Leon Tolstoy... Anton Chekhov...