Seeing Europe with Famous Authors

COSIMO CLASSICS TRAVEL & EXPLORATION Seeing Europe with Famous Authors Volume V Germany, Austria-Hungary and switzerland-part one Francis W. Halsey Famous Authors volume v Germany, Austria- Hungary and Switzerland -part. Front Cover.

Author: Francis W. Halsey

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596058057

Category: Travel

Page: 212

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This volume explores Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Switzerland, viewed through the eyes and prose of a panoply of extraordinary writers: Victor Hugo visits Cologne, Harriet Beecher Stowe takes a sojourn to Strasburg, Cecil Headlam explores the home of Albert Durer, and much more. (Foreign Travel)

Before They Were Authors

Profiling such authors as Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, Gene Luen Yang, and J.K. Rowling, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers. Full color.

Author: Elizabeth Haidle

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9781328801531

Category: Authors

Page: 64

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Striking illustrations and a popular graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of literary legends and their childhoods. Profiling such authors as Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, Gene Luen Yang, and J.K. Rowling, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers. Full color.


Containing Complete Selections from the World's Best Authors, with Prefatory Biographical and Synoptical Notes Frederick Brigham De Berard. ---- CLASSIC TALES BY FAMOUS AUTHORS TWENTY VOLUMES.

Author: Frederick Brigham De Berard


ISBN: UOM:39015055053675

Category: Literature


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How to Become a Famous Writer Before You re Dead

If the author went to Pinochle U. but studied with Cormac McCarthy? Sure, that will grab me. If the author went to either Iowa or P-U and won writing awards? That doesn't hurt. At the end of the day, the university credentials don't ...

Author: Ariel Gore

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307393807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This may come as a shock, but brilliant writing and clever wordplay do not a published author make. True, you’ll actually have to write if you want to be a writer, but ultimately literary success is about much more than putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys). Before you snap your pencil in half with frustration, please consider the advice writer, teacher, and self-made lit star Ariel Gore offers in this useful guide to realizing your literary dreams. If you find yourself writing when you should be sleeping and scribbling notes on odd pieces of paper at every stoplight, you might as well enjoy the fruits of your labor. How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead is an irreverent yet practical guide that combines solid writing advice with guerrilla marketing and promotion techniques guaranteed to launch you into print—and into the limelight. You’ll learn how to: • Reimagine yourself as a buzz-worthy artist and entrepreneur• Get your work and your name out in the world where other people can read it• Be an anthology slut and a brazen self-promoter• Apply real-world advice and experience from lit stars like Dave Barry, Susie Bright, and Dave Eggers to your own careerCheaper than an M.F.A. but just as informative, How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead is your catapult to lit stardom. Just don’t forget to thank Ariel Gore for her inspiring, hands-on plan in the acknowledgments page of your first novel!

History of reading tutorial 3 Famous writers and their reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Vernon Lee

Studying the recorded evidence of a famous writer's reading can offer us wonderful insights into his or her intellectual development through time. By gathering together responses to reading, we can begin to piece together the pathways ...

Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University




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This 1-hour free course explored the connections between the evidence of a writer?s reading and their literary output.

Final Chapters

Final Chapters tells the fascinating stories of more than one hundred writers’ encounters with death—and their attitudes toward the Grim Reaper: fear, uncertainty, or acceptance.

Author: Jim Bernhard

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510700611

Category: Reference

Page: 312

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“Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.” –William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Famous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will die. Final Chapters tells the fascinating stories of more than one hundred writers’ encounters with death—and their attitudes toward the Grim Reaper: fear, uncertainty, or acceptance. Francis Bacon wrote, “It is as natural to die as to be born,” while Socrates told the judges who condemned him, “And now we go our ways, I to die and you to live. Which is better is known to God alone.” Death often came in startling ways for these well-known writers. The playwright Aeschylus was conked by a turtle falling from the sky. Christopher Marlowe was stabbed in a barroom brawl. Molière collapsed while playing the role of a hypochondriac in one of his plays. Edgar Allan Poe was found semicomatose in someone else’s clothes shortly before he died. Sherwood Anderson was felled by a toothpick in a martini. Did Dylan Thomas really die of eighteen straight whiskeys? And was it a bottle cap or murder that did in Tennessee Williams? If these authors have lessons for us, the best may be that of Marcus Aurelius: “Death smiles at us all; all we can do is smile back.”

The Writer

SKETCHES AND ESSAYS BY FAMOUS CONTRIBUTORS . Three or four articles are furnished each week on topics of immediate interest , by famous authors , journalists and prominent public men . Among the contributors may be mentioned :PHILLIPPE ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105118864268

Category: Authorship


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Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture

... the UnknownAuthor isportrayed as an aspiringwriter withmuch talent but few connections, whoseeager attemptstogetpublished are constantly frustratedby journal editorswhoare only interested in buying manuscripts from famous authors.

Author: Carlos Rojas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134032235

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 292

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Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are inextricably bound up with one another. An international line up of contributors present detailed analyses of literary works and other cultural products that have previously been neglected by scholars, while also examining more familiar authors and works from provocative new angles.The essays include investigations into the cultural industries and contexts that produce the canonical and popular, the position of contemporary popular works at the interstices of nostalgia and amnesia, and also the ways in which cultural texts are inflected with gendered and erotic sensibilities while at the same time also functioning as objects of desire in its own right. As the only volume of its kind to cover the entire span of the 20th century, and also to consider the interplay of popular and canonical literature in modern China with comparable rigor, Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture is an important resource for students and scholars of Chinese literature and culture.

The Publishers Weekly

In colors and gold , Famous Stories by Famous Authors . $ 1.50 . $ 2.00 . Children's Ballads . Richly illustrated . 4to , Our Boys and Girls at Home and Abroad . Edited by Pansy . 4t0 , $ 1.25 . Young Folks ' Golden Treasury of Poems .



ISBN: UCAL:B4171005

Category: American literature


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The Book Buyer

PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS AUTHORS . Each number contains as a frontispiece , a handsome engraved portrait of a famous writer . During the past year have appeared the portraits of F. Marion Crawford , John Fiske , Jules Verne , Guy de ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044094025798

Category: American literature


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A review and record of current literature.

Kid Authors

True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers David Stabler. time later, Jeff signed a contract to ... More than ten years and a dozen books later, Jeff is one of the world's most popular authors. Over 180 million copies of his Wimpy Kid ...

Author: David Stabler

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594749889

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

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Funny and totally true childhood biographies and full-color illustrations tell the tales from the challenging yet defining growing-up years of J. K. Rowling, Beverly Cleary, J. R. R. Tolkien, and 12 other great writers. Every great author started out as a kid. Before the best sellers, fan clubs, and beloved stories we know today, the world's most celebrated writers had regular-kid problems just like you. Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) loved to skip school and make mischief, with his best friend Tom, of course! A young J. R. R. Tolkien was bitten by a huge tarantula—or as he called it, “a spider as big as a dragon.” Toddler Zora Neale Hurston took her first steps when a wild hog entered her house and started chasing her! Kid Authors tells their stories and more—the diverse and inclusive cast that includes Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, J. K. Rowling, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll, Stan Lee—through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.

Mental Floss The Curious Reader

"With sumptuous, visually stimulating spreads, this book delivers on its promise– to unearth strange stories, bizarre facts, or unexpected details about the books on our shelves.

Author: Erin McCarthy & the team at Mental Floss

Publisher: Weldon Owen International

ISBN: 9781681888071

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"With sumptuous, visually stimulating spreads, this book delivers on its promise– to unearth strange stories, bizarre facts, or unexpected details about the books on our shelves. Good for curious readers, whether they want to delve into authors and books they love, feel competent faking knowledge about books everyone else seems to have read, or just dip into and out of literary worlds" – Library Journal Readers rejoice! From Mental Floss, an online destination for more than a billion curious minds since its founding in 2001, comes the ultimate book for lovers of literature. From Americanah to War and Peace, from Chinua Achebe and Jane Austen to Jesmyn Ward and George R.R. Martin, learn surprising facts about the world’s most famous novels and novelists. The Curious Reader will delight bookworms everywhere. This literary compendium from Mental Floss reveals fascinating facts about the world’s most famous authors and their literary works. Readers will learn about George Orwell’s near-death experience during the writing of 1984; meet the real man who may have inspired Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy; discover which famous author kept her husband’s heart after he passed away; and learn about the influence of psychedelics on Dune. The Curious Reader also contains the most-loved book-related articles from 20 years of Mental Floss, including “Cat-Loving Writers,” “Famous Authors’ Unfinished Manuscripts,” “Literary Characters Based on Real People,” and “Books You Didn’t Know Were Self-Published.” This literary miscellany is certain to inspire book lovers, aspiring writers, students, and teachers alike to discover a diverse selection of curated literary works—leading to an expansion of their library!


It found these by checking how frequently famous authors quoted other growth theory authors (''famous'' is determined by how many articles they had published in the leading science publications plus how often each author is quoted by ...

Author: Lars Tvede

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047097169X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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The 2008-2009 market meltdown and house price collapse has reset the credit and property cycles, and smart investors are now looking for the upside. But Where Will the Next Bull Runs Come From, and How Can Investors Take Advantage? The world is now facing staggering change, including exponential performance growth in many technologies. We can expect computers that are smarter than people, self-driven cars and a truly intelligent Internet. We are also facing a biotechnological revolution enabling personalized medicine, fourth generation biofuels, radical extension of human life expectancy, exponential growth in farm yields, and even the recreation of extinct species. Furthermore, our energy sector is facing a complete transformation which will eventually make our energy supply limitless. Meanwhile, our population will grow, age and urbanize, and - largely due to emerging market growth – global purchasing power will have quadrupled by 2050. What will this mean for commodity prices, the environment and growth sectors such as real estate, global finance and luxury? Supertrends explains not only what will happen, but also how and why. Having himself run several hugely profitable funds through seeking out long term opportunities and having set up and sold several award winning technology and new media companies, author Lars Tvede shows readers how to identify and profit from the investment opportunities of the future. If you need to be prepared for the rest of your life, this is the book for you.

Book News

FAMOUS ENGLISH AUTHORS OF THE NINETEENTH Commissioners of the Province , while the “ Ark " CENTURY . By Sarah K. Bolton . 12mo , $ 1.00 ; by and the “ Dove " were lying in Cowes harbor ready mail , $ 1.15 . to sail with the colony and ...



ISBN: CHI:12156015

Category: American literature


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Fluency Practice Grades 4 Up

Before You Read Some of the authors below wrote about experiences they had as children, while others wrote about fantastical ... Famous. Authors. Characters. • Louisa May Alcott • Roald Dahl • C.S. Lewis • J.R.R. Tolkien Talk Show Host: ...

Author: Melissa Hart

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781420680423

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Fluency has two basic parts. Reading fluency is the ability to read quickly and accurately while using expression and proper phrasing. Speaking fluency is the ability to express oneself easily and gracefully. Each book has over 80 reading passages that are designed to engage young students by using humor, compelling plots, and exciting new words.

Scribner s Magazine

New Writers of Note Who Will Contribute to Early Numbers of McClure's . author of " A Gentleman of France , " " My Lady Rotha , " etc. , contributes a story of adventure in France . ... Famous Authors and Great Features .

Author: Edward Livermore Burlingame


ISBN: UOM:39015015397006

Category: American periodicals


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Contemporary African Lit Pol

To be famous, to be reputable, to be deemed worthy of serious and sustained consideration, an author needs as much criticism as possible, ... ('Famous authors” 143) Considering their invisibility in the dominant critical tradition, ...

Author: Florence Stratton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134860616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.