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Sex:M
Age:56
Birth Date:July 25, 1856
Astrology Sign:Leo
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Died Date:February 13, 1913
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Occupation:US novelist

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CHARLES MAJOR
Charles Major

Biography:Charles Major (born July 25, 1856; died February 13, 1913) was an American lawyer and novelist.

Born to an upper-middle class Indianapolis family, Major developed in interest in both law and English history at an early age and attended the University of Michigan from 1872 through 1875, being admitted to the Indiana bar association in 1877. Shortly thereafter he opened his own law practice, which launched a short political career, culminating in a year-long term in the Indiana state legislature.

Writing remained an interest of Major, and in 1898, he published his first novel, When Knighthood Was in Flower. The novel about England during the reign of King Henry VIII was an exhaustively researched historical romance, and became enormously popular, holding a place on the New York Times bestselling list for nearly three years. The novel was adapted into a popular Broadway play by Paul Kester in 1901, premiering at the Criterion Theatre that year. The novel also launched relatively successful film adaptations in 1908 and 1922.

With a successful writing career, Major gradually lessened his legal obligations, closing his law practice over a year after his first novel, in 1899. Published in 1902, his second novel, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall, another historical romance, this time set in Elizabethan times, rivaled the success of his first. Once again, the novel was adapted for the theater by Paul Kester, and saw a film release in 1924 starring Mary Pickford.

Major continued to write and publish several additional novels, to varying degrees of success, as well as a number of children's adventure stories, most set in and around his native state of Indiana. Charles Major died of liver cancer on February 13, 1913 at his home in Shelbyville, Indiana.

Achievements: (Filmography)
When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)

Personality and Character Cards:
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Charles Major's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: July 25, 1856

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.


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Charles Major's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: July 25, 2010

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

 

 

 

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