Tag Archives: Literature

A LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME

When I was a  child, I found great solace in the literature of the past.  Books like RIP VAN WINKLE and THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW held great fascination for my imaginative young mind.  The beauty of reading a well … Continue reading

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A MAN OF MANY WORDS

On this day, in 1802, Victor Hugo was born, in Besançon, France.  His father was a military officer who later served under Napoleon as a general.  Victor’s father encouraged his son to admire Napoleon as a hero. Victor studied law, … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHARLES

They say that authors often write their best work, based on what they’re familiar with.  Charles Dickens was such a writer.  His early years of childhood were happy.  He was the second of eight children.  Through those years, the family … Continue reading

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