November Literary Birthdays

Today is Halloween–and tonight I will be minding the door for trick-or-treaters.  It will be nice to have my stack of “November” books at my side in the library to look through when there is no one at the door–or between times.

November has a full house of literary birthdays—and two very special family ones, too!

Choose an author, select a book and enjoy a good read in the month of November.

stack of November birthday honorees–click to enlarge

Nov 1           Stephen Crane                     The Red Badge of Courage
Nov 4          Ivan S Turgenev                   First Love
____remember?  Turgenev was mentioned in “la niece de Flaubert”
Nov 7          Albert Camus                         The Stranger
Nov 8         Margaret Mitchell                 Gone with the Wind
Nov 10       Oliver Goldsmith                   She Stoops to Conquer and collections

Oliver Goldsmith–both copies belonged to my mother; the blue one a high school edition . . . ©booksandbuttons click to enlarge

Nov 11      Fyodor Dostoevsky                       Crime and Punishement
Nov 13     Robert Louis Stevenson              a whole bunch–see photos, including a couple
__of oldies: A Christmas Sermon, and New Arabian Nights;  also I cheated and included a __book his WIFE wrote . . .

books by Robert Louis Stevenson; ©booksandbuttons

and then some you already know—Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island:

books by Robert Louis Stevenson; ©booksandbuttons

and WHEN–if not this November, are you going to read or reread Treasure Island?  May I suggest a wonderful edition published by David McKay in 1964?  The text is complete, and with illustrations by Eleanore Schmidt like these (see frigates in photo) the story “sails” right along!  It’s great reading!

great illustrations for Treasure Island by Eleanore Schmidt in David McKay edition; ©booksandbuttons

Nov 16     George S. Kaufman    (with Hart) You Can’t Take It with You;
and The Man Who Came to Dinner
Nov 18   Sir W. S. Gilbert  –Yes, of Gilbert and Sullivan–I have a terrific old copy of
of The Bab Ballads with 350 illustrations by W. S. Gilbert:

The Bab Ballads by W.S.Gilbert 1920; ©booksandbuttons

And have to include an illustration from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan for the fun of it–Trial By Jury—illustrated by Lucille Corcos:

illustration from Trial By Jury (Lucille Corcos) by Gilbert and Sullivan; ©booksandbuttons

Nov 21     Voltaire                   Candide
Nov 22    George Eliot           Middlemarch, Brother Jacob and the Lifted Veil, Romola

three by George Eliot

Nov 24       Frances Hodgson Burnett       The Secret Garden
Nov 27      James Agee                                  A Death in the Family
Nov 29      C.S.Lewis                                     The Lion, the Witch and the ___________________________________Wardrobe
and Louisa May Alcott           Little Women:

Little Women, my childhood copy; ©booksandbuttons

Nov 30        Jonathan Swift               Gulliver’s Travels
Lucy Maud Montgomery            Anne of Green Gables
and Mark Twain              Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn:

books by Mark Twain; ©booksandbuttons

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2 Responses to November Literary Birthdays

  1. Reblogged this on obelbeyzayanikoglu and commented:
    Select a book and create your time for READING…

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