Tagged: american literature

Fitzgerald Collection at USC

Fitzgerald Collection at USC

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection at the University of South Carolina A fascinating F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection of documents has been made available online. According to the library’s description, “This F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary website was launched...

Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American author, best known for The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Hawthorne resources for EIL 3.4.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Transcendentalist poet and writer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography

Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) by Dr. Ann Woodlief Ralph Waldo Emerson is truly the center of the American transcendental movement, setting out most of its ideas and values in a little book, Nature,...

Henry David Thoreau Biography

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...

Mark Twain, as photographed by A.F. Bradley, c. 1907, from the Library of Congress.

Mark Twain Biography (1911)

American author Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is best known for his humorous stories, many taking place on or near the great Mississippi River.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography (1911)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography (1911)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography Family and boyhood Early career and travels A Harvard professor Evangeline Other important works Struck by tragedy Writing until the end Description of the man Longfellow’s poetry His character Sources...

Benjamin Franklin Biography (1911)

Benjamin Franklin Biography (1911)

Benjamin Franklin Biography Family history and education Writing and printing career Helping his fellow man Fight against the Stamp Act Continental Congress Colonial diplomacy in France Making peace Franklin in person Life philosophy Printing...

James Russell Lowell Biography (1911)

James Russell Lowell Biography (1911)

James Russell Lowell Biography Family history and childhood Early work and romance Literature, reform, and family life The Biglow Papers Family tragedies Teaching and traveling The Atlantic Monthly Work abroad End of life Overview...

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature Cathy Duffy has posted a thoughtful review of Excellence in Literature on her website. In case you are not familiar with Duffy, she is the author of...