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This Day in the Arts: November 29


Louisa May Alcott, an American author considered one of the major writers of children’s fiction, is born. Her best-known novel is Little Women, which portrays the trials and triumphs of four sisters growing up in New England in the 19th century.


C.S. Lewis, an English critic, scholar, and novelist, is born. He is best known for his books dealing factually or imaginatively with religion, especially the Chronicles of Narnia series retelling the Christian story in allegory form.

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