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Pratchett's 'The Colour of Magic' is published

The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett and is the first book of the Discworld series. The first printing of the British edition consisted of 506 copies. Pratchett has described it as "an attempt to do for the classical fantasy universe what Blazing Saddles did for Westerns."

Steinbeck's novel 'Pearl' is published

The Pearl is a novella by American author John Steinbeck. This story is about a poor family which is more likely described as native Americans, who discovers an enormous and valuable pearl. The novella explores man's nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil.

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