February 14, 1856

Born on February 14, 1856 in Galway as James Thomas Harris, Frank Harris would later become a world renowned author and editor and friend to famous authors of his time. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1869 and studying at University of Kansas, Harris returned to England and began a journalistic career, befriending George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells and Oscar Wilde. After returning to New York and becoming a naturalized American citizen, Harris became editor of “Pearson’s Magazine” from 1916 to 1922. In 1922, he published his most well known work, his autobiography entitled “My Life and Loves.” The book became a scandal due to its graphic descriptions of his sexual encounters, and Harris’ reputation was ultimately sullied.

Leave a Reply




 

Share



More Articles

August 1

Officially known in the Celtic calendar as Lughnasa and the first day of Autumn, August 1st marks the celebration of...

More

July 25

July 25th marks the feast of St. James in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. Dubliners celebrate...

More

May 23, 2011

American President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle landed in Ireland on the first day of a six-day European tour. He...

More

May 17, 2011

Queen Elizabeth of England visits the Republic of Ireland for the first time. She is the first British monarch to visit...

More