Shortly, he was separated from his siblings William and Rosalie because he had been adopted by John and Frances Allan. Frances was happy with her new son but John was not. At the age of 17, Edgar enrolled into the University of Virginia, only to be kicked out because he could not pay his tuition. Adding to his grief, he learned that his step mom died of tuberculosis. Soon after, he enrolled in a military school called West Point only to be kicked out later.
Louise Erdrich, author of “The Red Convertible,” is the daughter of a German-American father and a Chippewa Indian mother. They were both employed at the Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school and from an early age, Louise was encouraged by her father to write stories. She says that “my father used to give me a nickel for every story I wrote” (Madden 241). After years of writing, Louise received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012 for her novel “The Round House.” “The Red Convertible” follows the brotherhood of Lyman Lamartine and Henry Junior and illustrates the symbolization of the red convertible. These brothers followed closely in each other’s footsteps and were always together.
The Neverending Story is a famous classic novel about a boy’s adventure in a book, written by Michael Ende. The author Ende was born in 1929 in Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany to Luise and Edgar Ende. His father was an artist, and when his work did not take off, the whole family moved to Munich in 1939, hoping his work would prosper. However, soon, World War II started, and although Ende was able to avoid going in the Hitler Youth by enrolling at a nearby SA riding school, he could not evade the bombings of the war. He experienced an air raid in Munich as well as the Hamburg bombing in 1943, which traumatized him, and affected his later on views of the world greatly.
Thomas Alva Edison was born on 11th Feb. 1847 in Milan, Ohio and he died on 18 Oct. 1931(aged 84) in West Orange, New Jersey, U.S. He was the 7th son of Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. (1804-1896). His father was obliged to migrate to Canada because of his participation in Makenzy revolution in 1837. His mom, a proficient teacher, was a real impact in Thomas’ initial life. In the 25th of Dec. 1871, Thomas Edison got married to Mary Stilwell who was 16 years old (1855-1884) whom he had met two months before they got married.
He was a professor for seven years in the Albuquerque high school and he also was the director of counseling at the University of Albuquerque. In the University of New Mexico he was the associate professor and later professor of English. Rudolfo retired and has emeritus status at the University of Albuquerque. Rudolfo started to write when he was in college, and after that his wife encouraged him to pursue a carrier on writing. When Bless Me Ultima was published, he decided to enter the English program at the University of New Mexico as a professor.
Puritan Literature In the Puritan faith you are believed to be the chosen ones or the special people. Anne Bradstreet was notable American poet, man or women. She was born in England, and got married at the age of sixteen, then two years later she sailed to Massachusetts. Jonathan Edwards was born in East windsor and he was extremely smart, by the age of twelve he had just entered in what is now Yale University. After his education he became a Puritan minister then after he became a church pastor after his grandfather died.
He would never understand how so many children went missing”(Sebold,2002, p. 60). His acceptance that the dead are no longer with them. For Abigail, Susie is her first daughter and the one who originally made her a mother; the picture makes her feel as though she was punished for not wanting Susie. In the end Abigail leaves the portrait at the airport, symbolizing her transition out of the trauma of Susie’s death. Ray only to discover it again when he goes to college.
Once Hawthorne graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825, he returned to his mother's home in Salem. During this time, Hawthorne learned as much as he could about his ancestors. In 1849, his mother died. Also in this year, Hawthorne discovered a worn letter “A” in the attic. With this discovery, came the writing of his classic, The Scarlet
Abe Lincoln knew Walt Whitman from previous years and would even often recite some of his poems out loud or just by himself. Walt Whitman was generally inspired by Abe Lincoln and wrote many poems inspired from the president himself. When Walt Whitman traveled away from Washington D.C on 1865 to go and visit his family in Brooklyn, Walt Whitman started to go over one of his new poems called “Drum-Taps” and shortly later he received the news of Abe Lincoln's assassination. Walt Whitman with crushed within hearing about his idol being shot in the head, and to pay ovation to Abe Lincoln for all he did, Walt Whitman wrote his best known poem “O Captain My Captain”. In that poem he explained how Lincoln united the nation and succeeded in winning the Civil War, but was not able to live to see the aftermath.
To complete his education, Edward attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. When Edward was finished at Trinity College, he was offered a job, in 1855, at the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, the school where his father was one of the founders and was the principle. A year later, in 1856, a wealthy businessman, Amos Kendall, offered Edward a job to become a superintendant at a newly formed school in Washington, DC. Edward accepted the job with no hesitation. In 1857, Edward became the first superintendent at the school at age of 20, and his mother, Sophia, moved with Edward to help him attend and manage the school
This tragedy greatly affected the entire family and soon after young C.S Lewis went off to boarding school (the same one in which his brother attended) after boarding school he went on the attend Campbell college, Malvern college and Oxford university. In 1918 when WWI broke out in England Lewis served in the Royal army until he was wounded in battle the next year and came home to resume his studies at Oxford. During his time at Oxford he served as English and philosophy tutor and won an essay contest on the subject of Optimism. He also wrote two volumes of poetry in his early twenties. (Summary taken from www.cslewis.org The Life of C.S Lewis Timeline) As a young child C.S Lewis had been brought up to believe in God by his mother.
On February 27, 1902 in Salinas Valley, California John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born to John Ernst Steinbeck Sr. and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. He lived a modest childhood, as his father held multiple jobs in order to support the family. For a short time Steinbeck attended Stanford University, but in 1925 he dropped out to pursue his career as a writer. Later that year he went to New York to find inspiration for his first book which he would later name Cup of Gold. Though his novel Cup of Gold was an unsuccessful attempt at romance, a few short years later in 1935 he got his first big hit.