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Happy Birthday Pride & Prejudice

Today is  the 202th anniversary of the classic by Jane Austen. One of the great master of English literature,  Austen sold the copyright to Pride and Prejudice to Thomas Edgarton for  £110 but because of favorable reviews he quickly recouped … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to a Christmas Classic

A Christmas Carol turns 171 years old today A perfect time to share Charles Dickens wonderful novella about the 3 ghosts who visit Scrooge and show him the true meaning of Christmas.  We have  Christmas Carol in DVD,  and  in several different … Continue reading

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Mark Twain: An American Treasure Celebrated in Newburgh

Looking for something to do in the city of Newburgh this summer?  How about finding out more about one of America’s finest authors and national treasures– Samuel Langhorne Clemens, more commonly known as Mark Twain.  The Karpeles Manuscript Museum is … Continue reading

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