Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - November 18

1836: W. S. Gilbert is born. (Explore: The Gondoliers, Trial by Jury, W. S. Gilbert)

1865: The New York Saturday Press publishes “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog,” by Mark Twain. (Explore: Mark Twain)

1884: Wyndham Lewis is born. (Explore: The Apes of God, The Revenge for Love, Wyndham Lewis)

1922: Marcel Proust dies. (Explore: Swann's Way, Marcel Proust, On Reading Ruskin)

1939: Margaret Atwood is born. (Explore: The Handmaid's Tale, The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood)

1946: Alan Dean Foster is born

1987: George Ryga dies. (Explore: The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, George Ryga)