English FYI Authors

  1. Boston, 1809-1849
    Wrote romantic poetry, detective fiction, science fiction, gothic fiction, literary criticism
    "The Raven"
    Edgar Allan Poe
  2. 1785-1863, 1786-1859
    Over 200 folktales
    German and Scandinavian myths
    German dictionary (did not see it finished)
    The Brothers Grimm
  3. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1859-1930
    Detective mystery books
    "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"
    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
  4. Springfield, Massachusetts, died 2002
    Wrote under pseudonym
    Children's literature
    Wrote/illustrated 44 books
    "The Cat in the Hat"
    Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
  5. English with Irish ties, 1832-1898
    Fantasy and "literary nonsense"
    "Alice in Wonderland"
    Lewis Carroll
  6. Florida, 1835-1910
    Wrote under river pilot pseudonym
    "Innocents Abroad"
    Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
  7. London, 1967-present day
    Writes under pseudonym
    Indian, grew up in America
    Mostly autobiographical novels
    "Unaccustomed Earth"
    Jhumpa Lahiri (Nilanjana Sudeshna)
  8. Greek, 620 B.C.-564. B.C.
    Slave, then freed
    Executed as public criminal and thrown off cliff in Delphi
    "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"
  9. 1929-1945
    Sent to transit camp
    Wrote about time in annex of apartment
    Anne Frank
  10. Athens or Aegina, 428/427 B.C.-348/347 B.C.
    Dialogues (two people talking)
    Student of Socrates and Pythagoras
    Established first "school" (school of philosophy)
    Wrote about Atlantis
    "The Republic"
  11. Greensboro, North Carolina, 1862-1910
    Imprisoned for five years (served three)
    Wrote under pseudonym
    Short stories
    "The Gift of the Magi"
    Every story had situational irony (twist)
    O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)
  12. 1812-1870
    Picaresque style in novels (fiction with a hero of low social class who lives by own wisdom in corrupt society)
    "The Pickwick Papers"
    "A Christmas Carol"
    Charles John Huffam Dickens
  13. Amherst, Massachusetts, 1830-1886
    Went into seclusion in twenties
    Wrote poetry and letters
    Published posthumously by sister
    "Wild Nights"
    Considered major American poet
    Emily Dickinson
  14. Pennsylvania, 1832-1888
    Occasionally used pen name A.M. Barnard
    "Little Women"
    Louisa May Alcott
  15. Trier, Germany, 1818-1883
    Philosopher, economist, sociologist
    Exiled twice
    Believed socialism would turn into communism
    Wrote history, sociology, philosophy
    "The Communist Manifesto"
    Karl Heinrich Marx
  16. Eatonton, Georgia, 1944-present day
    Lost sight in one eye
    Wrote poetry, essays, epistolary novels, fiction
    "The Color Purple"
    Alice Walker
  17. Bombay, India, 1865-1936
    Sent to England to live with boarding family
    Novels, short stories, poems
    "The Jungle Book"
    Rudyard Kipling
  18. Odense, Denmark, 1805-1875
    Dancer, actor, singer, playrwright
    Bottom to top of society (literary fame)
    Poems, plays, travel books, fairytales
    "The Little Mermaid"
    Hans Christian Andersen
  19. Nantes, France, 1828-1905
    "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"
    Jules Gabriel Verne
  20. London, 1882-1956
    Served in France in WWI
    Poet, novelist, editor, and playwright
    Decided to be writer
    Published essays in book form
    "Winnie the Pooh"
    Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne)
  21. Dublin, Ireland, 1667-1745
    Secretary for Sir William Temple
    Uses a lot of irony
    "Gulliver's Travels"
    Jonathan Swift
  22. 1996-present day
    Native American
    Wrote poetry, short stories, filmmaking, comedian
    "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"
    Sherman Alexie
  23. Torquay, England, 1890-1976
    WWI nurse
    Wrote novels, stories, and plays on crime mystery and wrote romances under a psuedonym
    "Murder on the Orient Express"
    Agatha Christie
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English FYI Authors
English FYI Authors