Classics Calendar for June 25

One of the many Penguin Books covers
for George Orwell's Animal Farm

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

George Orwell (1903; died January 21, 1950) English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic; Animal Farm; Nineteen Eighty-Four

Died on this day:

E. T. A. Hoffmann (1822; born January 24, 1776) Prussian author; The Nutcracker and the Mouse King; Die Elixiere des Teufels (The Devil's Elixirs); "Der Sandmann" ("The Sandman")

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