Posted on 10/29/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sylvia Plath is best known for her poetry; William Makepeace Thackeray, his satirical novels.

But, as Literary Hub has recently highlighted in separate posts, both dabbled in other types of art.

Plath wrote a rhyming children’s book called The Bed Book at an editor’s urging, but that editor’s boss passed on publishing it.

While it did eventually find another publisher, that didn’t take place until after Plath’s death.

Thackeray, meanwhile, did illustrate some of his work, but he also indulged his creative side for purely fanciful purposes.

The sketches he did in his spare time are perfect for this time of year — they feature witches, black cats, owls, corpses, the devil, and other eerie creatures.

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