This article accompanies the fable
The Age of Consent
20th Century Timeline:
1905-6 Mark Twain’s Eve’s Diary published
1909 Mark Twain writes Letters from the Earth (finally published in 1962)
1910 Death of Mark Twain
1922 T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland published
1924 A 35-year-old Chaplin marries 16-year-old Lita Grey. They divorced two years later.
1940 Chaplin’s The Great Dictator released in theaters
1942 T.S. Eliot’s Little Gidding published
1943 A 54-year-old Chaplin marries a17-year-old Oona O’Neill.
1950 C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe published
1952 Chaplin leaves the U.S. and lives in Vevey, Switzerland
1953 Death of Dylan Thomas in Manhattan
1954-5 Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is published
1955 Nabokov’s Lolita published in Paris and in 1958 in the U.S.
1960 Nabokov moves to Montreux, Switzerland
1977 Deaths of Nabokov in Montreux and Chaplin in Vevey