Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday!

Classic Booklovers opened two years ago today on Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. Born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, Poe was an American writer, critic and poet famous for his poetry and tales of mystery, horror and imagination. His great classic works...

Frankenstein Turns 200 Years Old

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus turns 200 years old in 2018 and is alive and well! Is it man or monster? The gothic novel was first published anonymously in January 1818 and continues to entertain us today.   Written by Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley when she was...

Happy Birthday Franz Kafka!

Born on July 3, 1883, Franz Kafka was an influential novelist and short story writer. His classic works, including The Trial, The Metamorphosis, The Castle, and Amerika, blend realism with rich imagination and the absurd.   Published in 1915, the Metamorphosis (Die...

Charles Dickens Born on This Day

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was an English writer who penned some the world's most famous classics, including A Tales of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Bleak House, The Pickwick Papers and A Christmas Carol. He is considered by many as the...

James Joyce Born on This Day

Born in Dublin, Ireland on February 2, 1882, James Joyce was an Irish novelist and short story writer. He was a highly influential author known for his use of modern literary methods. He attended University College Dublin.   His great works include Dubliners (1914), A...

Lewis Carroll Born on This Day

Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, London, (United Kingdom), Lewis Carroll was actually the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – a mathematician and gifted writer renowned for his word play and whimsical writings, including the ever-popular Alice's Adventures...