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Analysis of ‘An American Tragedy’ by Theodore Dreiser

Analysis of ‘An American Tragedy’ by Theodore Dreiser Author Background Analysis of ‘An American Tragedy’ by Theodore Dreiser – Theodore Dreiser was born in Indiana…

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Analysis of ‘Billy Budd’ by Herman Melville

Analysis of ‘Billy Budd’ by Herman Melville Author Background Analysis of ‘Billy Budd’ by Herman Melville – He was born in New York as the…

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Analysis of ‘A Separate Peace’ by John Knowles

Analysis of ‘A Separate Peace’ by John Knowles Analysis of ‘A Separate Peace’ by John Knowles – John Knowles was born in Fairmont, West Virginia…

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Analysis of ‘Wuthering Heights’, by Emily Brontë

The Bronte sisters have not written many novels but what have been written are excellent pieces of literary work. Emily Bronte wrote ‘Wuthering Heights’ between…

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Analysis of ‘Cold Mountain’, by Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier has spent most of his life living in North Carolina. The story, Cold Mountain is based on the same mountains where the author…

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Analysis of ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway

Analysis of ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway Background Analysis of ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway – Ernest…

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Analysis of All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Author Background Cormac McCarthy is an American writer who was born in Rhode Island. He attended the University of Tennessee but did not graduate. His…

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Analysis of ‘Cat’s Eye’ by Margaret Atwood

Analysis of ‘Cat’s Eye’ by Margaret Atwood Author Background Analysis of ‘Cat’s Eye’ by Margaret Atwood – Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet and novelist…

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Analysis of ‘Farewell to Arms’, by Ernest Hemingway

Author background Probably no other modern writer has influenced writers of fiction as much as Ernest Hemingway has. His pared down, edgy and understated style…

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Analysis of ‘Catch 22’, by Joseph Heller

Catch 22: Background Joseph Heller who was born in Brooklyn in 1923 worked as a bombardier in the Air Force during the WW II. Catch…

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Analysis of ‘My Life And Hard Times’ by James Thurber

Analysis of ‘My Life And Hard Times’ by James Thurber Analysis of ‘My Life And Hard Times’ by James Thurber – James Grover Thurber, a…

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Analysis of ‘Cat’s Cradle’ by Kurt Vonnegut

Analysis of ‘Cat’s Cradle’ by Kurt Vonnegut Background Analysis of ‘Cat’s Cradle’ by Kurt Vonnegut – Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November…

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Analysis of ‘Crime and Punishment’, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment Author Dostoevsky, Fyodor Timeline Dostoevsky, Fyodor was a Russian short story writer, philosopher, novelist, journalist and essayist. He was born on 11th…

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Analysis of All Over But The Shoutin by Rick Bragg

Author Background Rick Bragg was born in 1959 in an impoverished white community to an alcoholic father and a hard working mother who wanted the…

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Analysis of ‘Death in Venice’, by Thomas Mann

Author Background Thomas Mann was one of Germany’s best known writers of the 20th century. German philosophers like Schopenhauer and Nietzsche influenced him profoundly and…

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Beloved – Toni Morrison

Author Background Toni Morrison was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. She was born in Ohio and lived there…

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Analysis of Color of Water by James McBride

James McBride was born to an African-American father and Polish Jew mother. When his father died even before his birth, his mother remarried Hunter Jordan…

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Analysis of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, by Charles Dickens

Analysis of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, by Charles Dickens Author Background Charles Dickens was the product of his times. He lived during the 19th…

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Analysis of Angelas Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angelas Ashes – Frank McCourt Author Background Angela’s Ashes is the story of Frank McCourt’s childhood and adolescence which were spent amidst grinding poverty and…

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Analysis of ‘An Englishman’s Home’ by Evelyn Waugh

Analysis of ‘An Englishman’s Home’ by Evelyn Waugh Author Background Analysis of ‘An Englishman’s Home’ by Evelyn Waugh – Evelyn Waugh is considered to have…

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Analysis of I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Background Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri on 4 April, 1928. She was named Marguerite but her brother Bailey Johnson who could not…

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Analysis of ‘Don Quixote’, by Miguel de Cervantes

Author Cervantes, Miguel de Timeline Cervantes, Miguel de, a Spanish writer and pre-eminent novelist was born on 29th September 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain….

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Analysis of The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The Reader – Bernard Schlink Background Analysis of ‘The Reader’ by Bernhard Schlink – ‘The Reader’ by Bernhard Schlink was a novel published in Germany…

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Analysis of Black Boy by Richard Wright

Author Background Richard Wright has much in common with other colored writers who struggled against poverty and racial discrimination. Like others, he too has schooling…

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Analysis of Clover by Dori Sanders

Author Background Dori Sanders was born in 1936 in the peach farm that her school teacher father bought in 1915. He began cultivating peaches on…

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