Classics Calendar for October 29

Dickon Sowerby (Andrew Knott), Colin Craven (Heydon Prowse),
and Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) in the 1993 film adaptation
of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

James Boswell (1740; died May 19, 1795) Scottish biographer; The Life of Samuel Johnson

Jean Giraudoux (1882; died January 31, 1944) French novelist, essayist, and playwright; plays The Madwoman of Chaillot; Ondine; Duel of Angels; The Trojan War Will Not Take Place

Died on this day:

Walter Raleigh (1618; born unknown date, c. 1554) English writer; The Historie of the World (incomplete); The Discovery of Guiana; other essays and poems

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1924; born November 24, 1849) English-American novelist and playwright; Little Lord Fauntleroy; A Little Princess; The Secret Garden

G. I. Gurdjieff (1949; born January 13, 1866) Armenian philosopher and mystic; Meetings with Remarkable Men

Bonus Classic:

Chretien de Troyes (1130-1191) French poet; Yvain, the Knight of the Lion; Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart; Erec and Enide; Clig├Ęs; Perceval, the Story of the Grail (unfinished?)

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