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Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928. (Br.) novelist, poet. The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure.

August 15, 1771: Born, Sir Walter Scott. A hugely popular author in his own lifetime, Scott is generally regarded as the inventor of the historical novel. He did a great deal, as well, to awaken interest in the culture and history of the Scottish Highlands.

Langston Hughes was born 02-01-1902 in joplin missouri he published his first poem in 1921 he attended columbia univirsty but left after 1 year to travel

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“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” ~Dylan Thomas