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Doctorow, E. L.

(Encyclopedia) Doctorow, E. L. (Edgar Lawrence Doctorow) dŏk´tərō˝ [key], 1931–2015, American novelist, b. New York City. The author of a dozen novels, Doctorow is known for his…

E. L. Konigsburg Biography

E. L. KonigsburgChildren's book authorBorn: Feb. 10, 1930Birthplace: New York, N.Y. Born in New York City, Elaine Lobl grew up in small towns in Pennsylvania. She was the first member of her…

Brewer's: L. E. L

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (afterwards Mrs. Maclean), a poetess of the “Lara” and “Corsair” school (1802-1839). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LL.DL A B C D E F G…

Christina Rossetti: L. E. L.

L. E. L.'Whose heart was breaking for a little love.'Downstairs I laugh, I sport and jest with all; But in my solitary room above I turn my face in silence to the wall; My heart is…

Richard E. Grant

Name at birth: Richard Grant EsterhuysenRichard Grant is the veteran actor who earned his first Oscar nomination as a hard-drinking, not-too-moral AIDS patient in the 2018 film Can You Ever Forgive…

Travers, P. L.

(Encyclopedia) Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon Travers), 1899–1996, British author best known for her Mary Poppins children's books, b. Australia as Helen Lyndon Goff. She worked as…

Baum, L. Frank

(Encyclopedia) Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank Baum) bôm [key], 1856–1919, American journalist, playwright, and author of children's stories, b. Chittenango, N.Y. He and his family…

Howe, Edgar Watson

(Encyclopedia) Howe, Edgar Watson, 1853–1937, American editor and author, b. Treaty, near Wabash, Ind. From 1877 to 1911 he was editor and proprietor of the Atchison, Kans., Daily…

Mencken, H. L.

(Encyclopedia) Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis Mencken) mĕng´kən, mĕn´– [key], 1880–1956, American editor, author, and critic, b. Baltimore, studied at the Baltimore Polytechnic. Probably…

Grant, Ulysses Simpson

(Encyclopedia) Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822–85, commander in chief of the Union army in the Civil War and 18th President (1869–77) of the United States, b. Point Pleasant, Ohio. He was…