The Literary Ladies Almanac

Important dates in women’s classic literature, including birthdates, death anniversaries, publication dates, and other literary milestones.

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  • 3, 1926: Agatha Christie disappears from her Surrey, England home
  • 7, 1873: Willa Cather is born (Back Creek Valley, Virginia)
  • 10, 1903: Mary Norton is born (London, UK)
  • 10, 1907: Rumer Godden is born (Eastbourne, UK)
  • 10, 1830: Emily Dickinson is born (Amherst, MA)
  • 14, 1847: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights & Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey are published as a 3-volume set
  • 14, 1916: Shirley Jackson is born (San Fransisco, CA)
  • 15, 1948: Daphne Du Maurier’s play “September Tide” released
  • 15, 1896: Betty Smith is born (Brooklyn, NYC)
  • 16, 1775: Jane Austen is born (Stevenson, Hampshire)
  • 16, 1898: The Brontë Society is established, eventually becoming
    the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, England
  • 16, 1901: Tired of constant rejection, Beatrix Potter self-publishes Peter Rabbit
  • 19, 1848: Emily Brontë dies of Tuberculosis, 30 (Haworth, UK)
  • 21, 1892: Rebecca West is born (Cicely Isabel Fairfield, County Kerry, Ireland)
  • 29, 1893: Vera Brittain is born (Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK)