He only lasted until October when he contracted “Trench Fever” and was sent back to England to recover. It was in 1917, that his first son, John Francis Reuel, was born. Tolkien began working on the Silmarillion, which would not be published until after his death. In 1920, his second son, Michael Hilary Reuel was born. He was followed by Christopher Reuel in 1924 and finally by their daughter Priscilla Mary Reuel in 1929.
In the year of 1876, Frost and his family traveled to Lawrence Massachusetts. His sister, Jeanie Florence was born on June 25th. Later that fall, the family returned to San Francisco to find that their father is diagnosed as a consumptive. In 1882 Frost dropped out of school and is home taught. On May 5, 1885 Frost's father dies of tuberculosis.
He attempts to ameliorate the pressure of this position by punishing himself mentally and physically, and by insisting to his parishioners that he is a base, worthless creature. While Hawthorne was becoming a well-known author he hit some difficult stages along the way of his writing career. Hawthorne was living in Concord, Massachusetts at the time of his struggle. Hawthorne referred to himself with no confidence in his literary capacity as a means of livelihood. He found himself unable to write a third of the time.
Consequently, Conrad would serve in the British merchant navy for the next 16 years. At 21, Conrad started learning how to speak English, even though he had been reading the language since he was young. In 1895, Conrad married Jessie George, and later had two sons with her. He continued living in the southeast corner of England, where his life as a writer was encompassed by sickness, and being almost poor. He died from a heart attack on August 3, 1924 in Canterbury, Kent.
Family difficulties led his mother to begin drinking heavily, and his father died in 1895. Partly as a result of these events, Anderson was eager to take on odd jobs to help his family, earning him the nickname "Jobby", leaving school at 14. He moved to Chicago near his brother Karl's home. He worked as a manual laborer until near the turn of the century, when he enlisted in the United States Army and was called but did not see action in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. After the war in 1900, he attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Joseph Conrad was born in Berdichev, in the Ukraine, in a region that had once been a part of Poland but was then under Russian rule. His father Apollo Korzeniowski was an aristocrat without lands, a poet and translator of English and French literature. The family estates had been sequestrated in 1839 following an anti-Russian rebellion. As a boy the young Joseph read Polish and French versions of English novels with his father. When Apollo Korzeniowski became embroiled in political activities, he was sent to exile with his family to Volgoda, northern Russia, in 1861.
Knowing that no amount of money could buy him his safety, Fitzgerald was scared of death. Not necessarily death but more scared of dying without leaving something to be remembered by. This fear fueled his first hastily written novel. When he submitted The Romantic Egoist to Charles Scribner’s Sons it was rejected. This was one of Fitzgerald’s first attempts to capturing the “American Dream” and also one of his first failures.
The entire novel is written in his perspective with little recognition if any, of Capitu’s side of the story. Bento perceives Capitu as a “capricious [creature]” with “undertow eyes” and spends much of the latter half of the book trying to undermine her credibility (244). This is because Bento is incredibly jealous of Capitu, so he perceives the most insignificant of gestures as an act of adultery. Keep in mind, Bento admits to having a terrible memory, claiming that he “can’t remember the color of [the trousers he] put on yesterday”, so the reader must question his statements often—especially when discussing Capitu (111). Another shortcoming of his is that he is neither hero nor antihero.
Stephen Crane was born shortly after the Civil War on November 1st 1871, in Nework New Jersey (Miller 285). The Crane family had fourteen children, Stephen Crane being the last (285). According to “ a short biography of Stephen Crane’s early years,” by the time Crane had reached the age of three he had already taught himself to read and right. At the age of four Crane had read James Fenimore Cooper’s novels. These novels had been past down by his brother, who had to sneak the novels into the strict Methodist household.
In 1862, Leo Tolstoy and Sofya Behrs got married and for the next two decades Tolstoy dedicated his time to raising his family. During this time he also wrote his two most famous novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Eventually, Tolstoy swayed from fiction to faith and religion. In November of 1910, Tolstoy became ill with pneumonia and passed away at the age of eighty-two. His work is still read and he is still remembered as...