Authors I love or admire (not always the same thing...) and their homes, a few fictional characters and the odd illustrator
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Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon rectory in Hampshire, England. Her father, Reverend George Austen (1731-1805) was the rector at Steventon and had married Cassandra Leigh Austen (1739-1827), a daughter of a patrician family, in 1764. Austen was the youngest daughter of the large, closely-knit family, with six brothers and one sister. Austen was particularly close to her sister, Cassandra, and her brother, Henry, who became his sister’s literary agent.
colorized by Jecinci // James Matthew Barrie as a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of "Peter Pan". He was born and educated in Scotland and then moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays // source: facebook.com/jecinci
Pearl S.Buck (EEUU, 1892 - 1973). Premio Nobel de Literatura 1938. Pasó la mayor parte de su vida en China. Su obra estuvo influenciada por las sagas y la cultura oriental. La buena tierra (1931), ambientada en la China de la década de 1920 y que tuvo gran éxito de crítica, recibió el premio Pulitzer. En 1938 publicó su primera novela ambientada en Estados Unidos, Este altivo corazón. A través de su libro de ensayos Of Men and Women (1941) continuó explorando la vida norteamericana.