Nathaniel Hawthorne, an insightful author of his time, focused his writings on sin and hypocrisy. Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804, he was the great-great-grandson of John Hathorne who served as judge in the Salem Witch Trials of the seventeenth century. His father died of yellow fever when he was 4 years old, leaving his mother to care for Nathaniel and his two sisters. Because of his mother’s grief at the loss of his father, Hawthorne ensued a sadness that followed him throughout his life (Diorio). At age 9, Hawthorne injured his foot, causing him to become bed ridden for almost three years.
In 1900 Frost was diagnosed with tuberculosis and moved his poultry farm to Derry, New Hampshire. Within two years, his son and his daughter died. In 1912, after failing in farming and suffering anxiety from none of his work being published, Frost and his family moved to a farm in England where he began to write more seriously. Here, he met and was influenced by British poets like Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Ezra Pound. Frost returned to the United States after finishing two full-length collections in 1915 just as World War I began.
For example, Irving has similarities between Rip Van Winkle being asleep in the forest 20 years and Irving was in Europe for seventeen writing short stories and being the governor’s aid and military secretary. These two situations are similar, because they both didn’t know what they were going to come back too and were gone for such a long period of time. Irving does put some of his own life into his short stories and with a reason for his self-reflective works. Washing Irving was born April 3, 1783, in New York. He was the youngest out of eleven children raised by Scottish-English immigrant parents William Irving Sr. and Sarah Irving.
A short time later, Edgar Allan Poe was found outside a polling place, in a state of delirium. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and died several days later on October 7th, 1849, at the age of forty. Edgar Allan Poe led a strange and unusually hard life, but through his experiences he produced many outstanding and wonderful works which have with out a doubt contributed to American Literature in several different areas. His stories are treasured by an immense readership. Although, Poe was quiet popular for his gothic tales, he was also well known for being and accomplished humorist, which is seen in many of his short stories.
Three years later Elliott died, along with Frost’s mother. Frost and his family then bought a farm in Derry, where they settled down, and Frost began writing. Robert and Elinor Frost had three more children before losing another infant in 1907. In 1912, Frost became irritated with his failure at success, and moved his family to England. This move proved to be successful when Frost’s first book A Boy’s Will was published in 1913, followed by North of Boston in 1914; both books appeared in the United States as well by the time that the Frost family returned in 1915.
In poor health, and striving to become a writer, he lived for several years in poverty, first in Paris and then in London. Out of this experience came his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), an account of the sordid conditions of the homeless poor. Burmese Days (1934), an indictment of imperialism, is also largely autobiographical. In 1936 Orwell joined the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The description of his experiences, in Homage to Catalonia (1938), forms one of the most moving accounts of this war ever written.
In 1874 at the age of seven, Wells, bedridden for several months with a broken leg, utilized this time and his passion for reading, pouring through many novels his father rented from their local library, which included novels from Charles Dickens and Washington Irving. At the age of 14 after losing their family’s shop and main source of income, Wells and his brother were set off to work, Wells found an apprenticeship with a draper at the Southsea Drapery Emporium, Hyde’s, while his mother began working at an estate as a housekeeper. After several unhappy months, Wells left his job as a draper’s apprentice and returned home much to his mother’s dismay. The experiences he gained as an apprentice, thirteen-hour long workdays and living in a crowded dormitory, would inspire some of his later novels, The Wheels of Chance and Kipp. After visiting the estate that employed his mother, he discovered the owner’s extensive library where he read various works from cla... ... middle of paper ... ...t only applies to the Elois and Morlocks but to the era Wells lived in and present day as well.
He got his first taste of battle twelve days later in the bitterly cold weather of January. Owen took part in numerous battles between then and 2nd May when he was taken seriously ill and was eventually sent back to England on 16th June 1917 where he was told he was out of action for six months. It was here that he first met Siegfried Sassoon. Siegfried encouraged Owen to write about his war experiences and so he started to do this in the form of his poetry. He started to write poems and send them with his letters to his mother some of his first were: Anthem for Doomed Youth and Dulce Et Decorum Est.
They would go on to have 6 children... ... middle of paper ... ...aught and imprisoned in Fortress Monroe, where his health steadily declined. Two years later, Davis was freed. Davis wrote a book, A Short History of the Confederate States of America, and finished it in October 1889. He caught acute bronchitis and malaria on a trip to South America. He slowly got sicker and sicker, and on the evening of December 5, 1889, he died, his hand in his wife’s.
He moved to England in 1912 and became friends with many people who were also in the writing business. After moving back to America in 1915, Frost bought a farm in New Hampshire and began reading his poems aloud at public gatherings. Out of the blue, he suddenly had many family disasters. Frost’s youngest daughter and wife died and his son committed suicide, soon after which another daughter institutionalized. Darker poetry, su... ... middle of paper ... ...and Work, Critical Companion.