Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley  was born on this day in 1797. She was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Her most famous work is 1818’s gothic novel Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus) Mary’s father William Godwin was a political philosopher and were mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary’s

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, and her wise words still ring true today. “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt, the Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, was born on August 19, 1930, and died on July 19, 2009. He was best known for his memoir Angela’s Ashes, the tragicomic story of his family’s early struggles. This booked earned McCourt the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1996 and the Pulitzer Prize in

Emily Brontë

Emily Bronte was born on this day, July 30th, in 1818. She died at the age of 30. A poet and novelist, she is best known for her novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. It was first published in 1847 under her pen name Ellis Bell. The title of the novel comes from the