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Daniel Defoe Biography

Daniel Defoe (c. 1659–1731) was an English author and political pamphleteer born in the parish of St Giles, Cripplegate, London, in the latter part of 1659 or early in 1660, of a nonconformist family. Other spellings of his name include D. … Continue reading

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Charles Lamb Biography

Charles Lamb was a respected British essayist and poet, but he seems to be best remembered for his co-authorship with his sister Mary of Tales from Shakespeare.  Charles Lamb Biography Birth and Education CHARLES LAMB, (1775–1834), English essayist and critic, was … Continue reading

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O. Henry Bio

Short biography of O. Henry (William Sydney Porter O. HENRY (1862-1910), an American short-story writer, was born at Greensboro, N.C., on Sept. 11, 1862. His real name was William Sydney Porter, and he came from an old southern family. Education: Until … Continue reading

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William Blake Biography

William Blake Biography WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827), an English poet and painter, was born in London on the 28th of November 1757. His father, James Blake, kept a hosier’s shop in Broad Street, Golden Square; and from the scanty education which the young artist … Continue reading

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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 in 1996, the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Illustrator Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle: Illustrator, Author, and Teacher Based on a March 2014 lecture given by Dr. David Murphy American illustrator and author Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853, to a Quaker family in Delaware. As a teenager, he studied … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Bio 1911 EB

Mark Twain Biography Family and boyhood Western travels Marriage and other adventures Money troubles End of life Writing style Other resources Family and boyhood The American author Mark Twain, the nom de plume of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), was born … Continue reading

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Washington Irving Biography

Washington Irving Biography Irving’s family Boyhood European travels Rising fame Love and poverty Tragedy, memorialized Literature as a profession Home at Sunnyside Minister to Spain Personal appearance and character End of life Sources Other resources   Irving’s family Washington Irving … Continue reading

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