Kickass facts about authors born in December

Philosophical, rebellious, introspecting, diligent and very modern traits

Penguin India Blog

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While compiling this list, we realized that the month of December has blessed us with some of the finest writers in history. Their works range from adventures in unexplored forests to discussions of women’s place in society, from works on heaven and God to books on science fictions that seriously raises questions on the existence of God. So without further ado, lets dive into this compelling list of prominent writers that have enriched literature and our lives.

John Milton

(December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674)

“A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.”

John Milton’s father was a successful real estate mogul and a copyist, which is why Milton grew up in a prosperous neighborhood of merchants. The author spoke of his mother’s “esteem, and the alms she bestowed.” About his father, Milton said that he…

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