Category Archives: Biography

Biographical sketches of poets and authors.

Joseph Conrad Biography

This biography of Joseph Conrad comes from the Yale Modernism Lab, where you’ll find a wealth of resources about modernist writers in the years 1914-1926. You can view their original works and find out how they influenced each other; search … Continue reading

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Spenser Chronological Table of Events

What happened during the lifetime of Edmund Spenser (1552-1599), the author of The Faerie Queene? Learn more about this writer and put his life in context with the chart below. Chronological Table of Events By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor … Continue reading

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Edmund Spenser Author of The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser: The Author of The Faerie Queene By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College Edmund Spenser was born in London near the Tower in the year 1552. His parents were poor, though they were probably … Continue reading

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T. S. Eliot Biography

This biography of T.S. Eliot comes from the Yale Modernism Lab, where you’ll find a wealth of resources about modernist writers in the years 1914-1926. You can view their original works and find out how they influenced each other; search … Continue reading

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography

Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) by Dr. Ann Woodlief Waldo Emerson is truly the center of the American transcendental movement, setting out most of its ideas and values in a little book, Nature, published in 1836, that represented at least … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis Biography

C. S. Lewis: Minibiography and Author’s Bibliography by Dr. Bruce Edwards Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 29, 1898, Clive Staples (“Jack”) Lewis was reared in a peculiarly bookish home, one in which the reality he found on the … Continue reading

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Henry David Thoreau Biography

Henry David Thoreau Biography by Dr. Ann Woodlief Henry David Thoreau was a complex man of many talents who worked hard to shape his craft and his life, seeing little difference between them. Born in 1817, one of his first … Continue reading

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Gerard Manley Hopkins: An Analytical Biography

This essay on the life and work of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), English poet and priest, was first published in The Poets’ Chantry by Katherine Brégy (1912). It does not attempt to cover every aspect of Hopkins’ life, but rather focuses on an … Continue reading

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George Orwell Timeline by Steven Kreis

George Orwell, 1903-1950 From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis | Resources | Chronology | Select Bibliography | Resources George Orwell (The Chestnut Tree Cafe) George Orwell George Orwell (O. Dag) George Orwell (Petri Liukkonen) George Orwell (Spartacus entry) George Orwell: … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson Biography

Robert Louis Stevenson Biography By Richard Dury, from the RLS Website Life and Publications Summary Robert Lewis (later: “Louis”) Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. His father Thomas belonged to a family of engineers who had … Continue reading

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