[Alternative Muses] Birthday Mashup: Charles Dickens/Sinclair Lewis/Laura Ingalls Wilder/Gay Talese

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”-Charles Dickens (born 7 February 1812)

Sinclair Lewis by Arnold Genthe, 7 March 1914

Sinclair Lewis (born 7 February 1885) by Arnold Genthe, 7 March 1914


Laura Ingalls Wilder, circa 1885

Laura Ingalls Wilder (born 7 February 1867), circa 1885

“I am a documentarian of what I do.”-Gay Talese (born 7 February 1932)

[Alternative Muses] A Tip-Top Birthday Trio: Dickens, Ingalls Wilder, Lewis

The literary Gods certainly favoured the 7th of February, at least during the 19th century. Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Sinclair Lewis were born on that day. Impressive, right?

Charles Dickens and His Characters by William Holbrook Beard

Charles Dickens and His Characters by William Holbrook Beard.  Birth year: 1812.

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder. Birth year: 1867.

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”

Sinclair Lewis, 1914

Sinclair Lewis, 1914. Birth year: 1885.

“Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on.”

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

Harper's Bazar, XMAS 1894

Harper’s Bazar, XMAS 1894

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”-Laura Ingalls Wilder