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Biographies & Memoirs: Writers

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Book cover: Herman Melville, mariner and mysticHerman Melville, mariner and mystic
by - George H. Doran co. ,
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. It was not until the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of world literature.
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Book cover: VoltaireVoltaire
by - The Macmillan Company ,
The existence, character, and career of this extraordinary person constituted in themselves a new and prodigious era. The peculiarities of his individual genius changed the mind and spiritual conformation of France, and of the whole of the West.
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Book cover: Sir Walter ScottSir Walter Scott
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime.
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Book cover: The Last Days of TolstoyThe Last Days of Tolstoy
by - William Heinemann ,
So much misunderstanding has accumulated in connection with the last years and days of Leo Nikolaevitch Tolstoy's life, that before starting upon this first detailed account of his 'going away' I begin with a somewhat lengthy introduction.
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Book cover: The Man Shakespeare and his Tragic Life StoryThe Man Shakespeare and his Tragic Life Story
by - Mitchell Kennerley ,
A lively biography of the world's greatest playwright and poet by an ardent admirer. Frank Harris created an impressionistic portrait that is at once a highly idiosyncratic exploration of the plays and a telling of the life through them.
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Book cover: Victor Hugo: His Life and WorksVictor Hugo: His Life and Works
by - Ward and Downey ,
This volume is a complete survey of the life and work of the most celebrated Frenchman of the nineteenth century. This is the only book which relates the full story of his life, and now traces to its close his literary career.
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Book cover: Tolstoi as Man and Artist, with an Essay on DostoievskiTolstoi as Man and Artist, with an Essay on Dostoievski
by - Westminster Constable ,
In the case of Tolstoi and Dostoievski, their works are so bound up with their lives, with the personality of each author, that we cannot speak of the one without the other. Before studying them as artists, we must know what manner of men they are.
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Book cover: Oscar Wilde, His Life and ConfessionsOscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
A biography of the great man, written by the Irish-American author, editor, journalist and publisher who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day. A wonderful work of art itself, no unnecessary data is wasted, no long reflexions bore us.
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Book cover: Mark Twain's Burlesque AutobiographyMark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography
by ,
' I was born without teeth -- and there Richard III had the advantage of me; but I was born without a humpback, likewise, and there I had the advantage of him. My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest. '
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Book cover: Mark Twain: A BiographyMark Twain: A Biography
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Biography of the classic American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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Book cover: The Life of Charlotte BronteThe Life of Charlotte Bronte
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend recounts Charlotte Bronte's life from her childhood, through her years as a writer who had 'foreseen the single life' for herself, to her marriage at thirty-eight and death less than a year later.
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Book cover: Life on the MississippiLife on the Mississippi
by - Classic Reader ,
Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.
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Book cover: Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain's Final YearsDangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain's Final Years
by - University of California Press ,
The last years of Mark Twain's life are sadly familiar: crippled by losses and tragedies, american humorist sank into a deep depression. This book recovers Twain's final years as they really were--lived in the shadow of deception and prejudice.
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