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October 16 in Literature: Oscar Wilde is Born

The most significant events in the history of books on the 16th of October 1758: Noah Webster is born. A lexicographer best known for compiling Webster’s Dictionary, the first great dictionary of American English, Webster was also T. S. Eliot‘s great-uncle. 1847: Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre is published by Smith, Elder & […]