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April 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment


This version of “Authors” was published by Milton Bradley, sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century. It promises a “Revised Edition with Fine Portraits of Standard Writers.” I welcome the chance to admire Wilkie Collins, who doesn’t often make it into the canon. The others in this set are Shakespeare, Scott, Macaulay, Dickens, Thackeray, Tennyson, Longfellow, Lowell, Holmes, Burns, Hugo, Irving, and Goldsmith. Hugo’s appearance is also unusual: he’s the only French writer.

This edition also includes “Prize Cards” which earn you extra points. Rack up those Authors points!


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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  • 1 Mamie caton // May 4, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Wilkie Collins looks a bit like John Burroughs!

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