Classics Calendar for February 7

Marley's Ghost by John Leech, an 1843 illustration
for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Thomas More (1478; died July 6, 1535) English author and statesman; Utopia; History of King Richard III

Charles Dickens (1812; died June 9, 1870) English writer; The Pickwick Papers; Oliver Twist; A Christmas Carol; David Copperfield; Bleak House; Hard Times; Little Dorrit; A Tale of Two Cities; Great Expectations

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867; died February 10, 1957) American author; Little House on the Prairie and its sequels

G. H. Hardy (1877; died December 1, 1947) English mathematician; A Mathematician's Apology; A Course of Pure Mathematics

Sinclair Lewis (1885; died January 10, 1951) American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright; Main Street; Babbitt; Arrowsmith; Elmer Gantry; Nobel Prize in Literature (1930)

Bonus Classic:

Menander (342/341-290 BCE) Greek comic playwright who wrote Dyskolos; other fragments

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