Background Stephen King is a very acclaimed author. He has written some very famous books and has won many awards for them. He started his writing career by writing for a newspaper column weekly for the school newspaper. His first acclaimed book, Carrie, came out in 1973. King writes a lot of fiction and horror novels.
The author of “The Literary Panorama, and National Register, N.S., 8 (1 June 1818): 411-414.” uses the critical analysis to point out the flaws of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein story. Although there have been many re-printings of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley originally wrote and published her book Frankenstein in 1818. When Frankenstein was first published in 1818 it was met with mixed reviews like any good book is. I found my critical analysis on the website Romantic circles run by the University of Maryland under the The Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Chronology & Resource Site by Shanon Lawson. The website itself had a couple different critical analysis options to choose from.
Arthur Miller was an award-winning author, who wrote many plays over the course of his life. In 1953, he wrote a play called The Crucible. His intention in writing this play was to give readers insight into the, “strangest and most awful chapters in human history” (Miller back cover), or in other words, the Salem witch hunts and trials of the seventeenth century. The Crucible is based on real events and historical people and reflects the anti-communist hysteria based around the supposed witchcraft that was happening in Salem at that time. In 1996, a film based off of Arthur Miller’s play, also called The Crucible, was released.
“You don 't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury had said. Ray Bradbury was a well known American fantasy author that lived in the twentieth century. One of Ray Bradbury’s most renowned and best-known piece of work is his novel “Fahrenheit 45” that was published in 1953, right after World War Two. During the war, Ray Bradbury witnessed the Nazi book burnings as a teenager, where the Nazis would burn all books going against their beliefs.
"Frankenstein." A horror fiction, gothic novel infused with the elements of the Romantic Movement. The 280 paged book is sectioned into three narratives; Firstly, Walton 's story to his sibling, and the thought of seeking knowledge. Secondly, there is Victor Frankenstein 's story to Robert Walton and the idea of glory and bringing life to death. Thirdly, the creature 's story to Victor Frankenstein and how he became a monster due to society.
Consequences Rudyard Kipling was a very well known British writer. Born on December 30th, 1865 in Bombay, India and died on January 18th, 1936 in London, England. He wrote short stories, novels, and poems throughout his lifetime, some famous and some not. He won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. The short story, The Mark of the Beast, written by Rudyard Kipling uses conflict through the characters to prove all choices have consequences.
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is an all-around well known American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe was most known for his poetry, short stories, and tales of horror and mystery. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809 and started writing at the age of 18. In 1836 he married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. He had many influences, styles, and accomplishments.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, novelist, editor and literary critic. Poe is best known for his horror stories, mystery and rare adventures such as his famous tale The tell-tale Heart. He was also considered to have contributed to the emerging science fiction genre. He was born January 19 1809 and died October 7 1849. Tell-Tale Heart is a story told from a third person perspective.
Pg.18.Print.) He was also known for the chopping off lord’s leads, and killing women and their children. Although Vlad wasn't a real vampire like “Count Dracula”, he was extremely evil. Who would have known that many years later, his nickname would be used for one of the most famous vampire of all times. Even though Vlad and Count Dracula were the same person, the only real link between the two was from the novel by Bram Stoker, called “The Real Dracula”.
The Call of Cthulhu was published on Feb. 1928, when the author had 37 years-old, but in his early years, Lovecraft underwent from different traumas that might have influenced his horror genre, experiences such as his father’s death at age eight and his reclusive attitude. According to the Biography website for H. P. Lovecraft, was “A sickly child, Lovecraft spent many of his school years at home. He became an avid reader, devouring works on a variety of texts. Lovecraft loved the works of Edgar Allan Poe and developed a special interest in astronomy. As a teenager, he did attend Hope High School, but he suffered a nervous breakdown before he could earn his diploma.” Many of these events might have had a direct impact on his writing, especially
John Ernest Steinbeck Jr. was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, United States. In 1962, after achieving success for multiple of this books, Steinbeck later became a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote twenty-seven books, which included sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. Although many of his stories were prized, The Grapes of Wrath is considered to be Steinbeck’s greatest masterpiece. During the Depression Era, there were also many other American writers who were writing at the same time as Steinbeck.
He most likely added a “w” to his real last name “Hathorne” because of his ancestor’s involvement in the infamous Salem witch trials. He was more of a novelist and short-story writer than a poet. Hawthorne’s writing had put his name out there but it hadn’t provided for him very well on a financial level. The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables are among his most successful novels. Towards the end of his life, he attempted to keep his writing
At sixteen, he won a prize in a national competition for essays answering the question “Can a good wife be a good sport?” his answer was published in Smart set magazine. With that, he was able to publish again a horror story in Weird Tales. This is the start of his career, entering University of Missouri to study journalism. After publishing so many great works, Tennessee Williams became known as major American playwright of the twentieth century who had received numerous top theoretical awards in his work. He won the Pulitzer Prize for “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1948 and for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 1955.