Dates in Fiction

Dates in fiction, or a collection of events that didn’t really happen…

October 29—Rosemary finds out that she is pregnant in Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

October 31—Jean Louise Finch (Scout) meets Mr. Arthur (Boo) Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

November 4—Alice goes through the looking glass in Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

November 10—Dorian Gray’s birthday in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

December 3—The Soviet submarine Red October begins its voyage in The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

December 20—The ice skating race occurs in Hans Brinker by Mary Dodge

December 25—The Pequod sails from Nantucket in Moby Dick by Herman Melville

December 26—Sam McGee dies in The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service