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Two hundred and forty years ago today, British novelist Jane Austen was born in Hampshire, England. Though her works were first published anonymously, they were…

American poet Emily Dickinson would have celebrated her 185th birthday today. Despite being highly introverted, Dickinson wrote nearly 1,800 poems throughout her life (though fewer…

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