Like the book “Outliers,” its author Malcolm Gladwell is also an outlier himself. He accomplished a great by having all his books published and becoming New York Time 's best selling author. According to the Huffington Post website, out of human entire history only, 130 million books were published. While the figure may not seem big, it is not a small amount compared to the people who want to be great authors (Huffpost, 2013). Gladwell, being able to accomplish his success as an author, is an outlier in his field.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the greatest autobiographies of all time. It is filled with interesting details about Franklin and how he pursued his life. Benjamin Franklin was born January 16, 1706 and died on April 17, 1790. Franklin a Founding Father and polymath, excelled as an inventor, journalist, politician, scientist, and was probably the most successful diplomat in America. After Franklin died, his work became one of the most influential examples of an autobiography ever written.
He feels that it is necessary to notify the audience about the true reason behind the quality of this epic. Throughout the criticism, the tone is content because Renoir constantly approves of the poet’s “genius” techniques. “The very consistency with which that technique is used suggests in the Gawain poet an exceptionally fine sense of space distribution as well as an unmatched talent for transferring a visual experience into a poetic utterance” (Renoir 93). As portrayed in this quote, Renoir believes that the Gawain poet successfully utilizes his talent and fine senses to describe visual scenes in great detail to enthrall the readers. Renoir constantly expresses a pleased behavior towards the writing style of the poet by providing compliments to the technique used throughout the epic, which evidently shows that this criticism has a content tone.
Seuss can be considered a successful poet. For one he wrote over fifty books and sold millions of copies of each of his books. His books were extremely famous amongst both children and adults. His most famous works include The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and The Lorax. Although these books are amongst some of his most famous and popular works, his most famous book was Green Eggs and Ham.
William Goulding is one of the most famous British writers. He was born in 1911 and died in 1939. Goulding worked as a schoolteacher for nearly 20 years, which explains his concern about children and their behavior in his novels. He won a Nobel Prize in Literature, in addition to that he was awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage. Moreover, he is best known for his novel “lord of the flies”.
However, despite being his most famous novel, only three thousand copies of the book were sold while Herman was still living(“Herman Melville”). By the 20th century the novel was reborn as literary analysts began to comment on the excellence presented by the story and many copies began selling as it became a must for high school curriculums all over the United States As one digs deep into Moby Dick, one would get the feeling of how life on the high seas was and the excitement that a sailor’s life was comprised of. Herman wrote the novel in first person point of view as a sailor on the whaling ship just as he had been during his voyages. This helps to add reality to a story that was somewhat unbelievable to people when it was first published. Lastly, Herman’s life impacted his novel, Moby Dick because the tragic ending in which the main character is the only sailor of the entire crew that escapes the attack of the whale they are attempting to catch.
As in The Hounds of Baskerville, Cristopher himself tries to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington. The Grapes of Wrath is one of my favorite novels of all time. The first reason is due to the way it is written, it is so beautifully descriptive, Steinbeck can place you into the story itself, his eloquence in his description of the setting, in my opinion, is unmatched. The novel brought realism and passion that was unmatched in any book that I have ever read. JW
Largely known for his more popular books, such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury is a widely celebrated author in the 20th and 21st century. He was highly appreciated in 2012 after his death, The New York Times even stating how he is most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into literary mainstream. (The New York Times, 2012) Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Illinios, to a Swedish immigrant named Esther Bradbury. His middle name was Douglas, after the actor Douglas Fairbanks. Bradbury was related to the American Shakespeare scholar Douglas Spaulding and his ancestor was Mary Bradbury, a woman who was once tried at the Salem witch trials.
Terry Fox has been Canada’s hero for many generations, and you could still say that he is to this day. What better way to learn about him then reading Terry Fox: His Story, by Leslie Scrivener. In my opinion, this book is one of the greatest autobiographies that I have ever read, it might even be one of the best books I have ever read, in all honesty. From the way this book is written to how each idea is executed in this book, this book brought back many memories that I had of Terry Fox and it brought some new one’s as well. Terry Fox: His Story, is about eighteen year old Terry Fox.
Tim O'Brien, an extremely talented and acclaimed writer of the award winning novel, The Things They Carried, has an extraordinary writing style, which seems to cloud the line between fact and fiction. He challenges his readers to consider more profound interpretations about truth and memory, and guides the readers closer to the center of the character’s experiences. The Things They Carried is not just a story about fighting in a war, but also about fighting the war going on inside one’s self. The book's dominant idea is just as pertinent today as it was many years ago; touching the hearts of all types of people from all different walks of life. O’Brien’s award-winning stories are harsh, yet amusing, and tend to break down the philosophical