The book was named the best novel of the 20th century by American Librarians (Flood), which proves that To Kill a Mockingbird is still popular today. Many readers of the book can relate to the loving rel... ... middle of paper ... ...rningenglish.com. N.p., 21 Feb. 2013. Web. 21 Feb. 2014.
After discovering a box of horror and science fiction books in his aunt's house, he discovered his gift. By the time King was seven he had begun writing stories. When in school, he wrote stories based on movies he had seen recently and sold them to his friends. King attended a grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High school, where he started to write short stories and played in an amateur rock band. In 1960 he submitted his first story for publication - it was rejected.
Following this, the book quickly climbed the bestsellers list and remained at the top for 88 weeks, this only continues to prove how enormously successful the novel is (Harper). To Kill a Mockingbird sold the largest number of copies (Book), at one million copies per year (O'Neill). More than thirty million copies were sold worldwide and has been translated into more than forty languages (Kill). The book has won the Pulitzer Prize (Murphy), and in 2011 Lee won the National Medal of Arts (Harper). Our National Novel (O'Neill), was also voted best novel of the twentieth century (Kill), and is considered the most influential book of all time beating the Bible (Mcelwaine).
The building of suspense through specific language and literary devices is so firm and efficient that ?The Tell-Tale Heart? has become one of the most famous Gothic short stories in English literature. Poe?s choice of words is known to be precise and concise, and so is his writing style: no devices are used without having certain effects. The Cask of Amontillado is the least representative of the genre because it does not contain so many gothic features and the narrator has a reason for killing: revenge. I believe gothic literature has remained so popular because people like to be thrilled by horror and ghost stories and the central themes never age.
Stephen King is a creative and massively popular author of horror fiction with the ability to make his readers squirm. Rated one of the best writers since early 1970s due to his prolific work, which is immensely intriguing. Stephen King is acknowledged for producing a novel each year or more. Some of his best sellers comprise the “The Shinning” (1977), “Salem Lost” (1975), “Carrie” (1974), and “Dead Zone” (1979). Even though, Stephen King’s writing style is bizarre and bloodcurdling, his characters have become iconic, because he has acquired a technique that makes him masterful.
Stephen King a very popular story writer is most famous for his horror fiction stories. He has written many books that have inspired other writers to write and other people to read more. He has made many accomplishments that a lot of writers have never achieved. According to his biography, King has sold fifty bestsellers, and has acted in a few movies that are based on his books. The use of Suspense as a literary element is constant in books written by Stephen King.
Rebecca Clarke encouraged her son to start a dairy at the age of six and continued doing so until he was thirteen (Goldfarb). He started publishing his works in high school whenever he began writing for the paper (Goldfarb). Cummings continued to write throughout college as well whenever he published articles in Harvard’s two literary periodicals (Goldfarb). Cummings rebelled in his college ... ... middle of paper ... ...s, the mood changes abruptly and surprises the audience because none of them believe the main hero can die (Rollyson). It creates the feeling of falseness in the audience.
The Literature of Fyodor Dostoevsky If literature is a game, then Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of literature's most talented and respected players. All of Dostoevsky's works are not only highly regarded by his readers, but also scholars of literature. Sigmund Freud stated that Dostoevsky's place in literature is "...not far behind Shakespeare" (Freud 972). The novel most commonly referred to as his masterpiece is Crime and Punishment. This novel is written with such genius that practically anyone could enjoy it (anyone who would be willing to read a five hundred page novel, that is).
A book I made in school in the fall of first grade laid it all out: "I like to read at school. I don't like butterscotch. I like Chipper, my best friend." Looking back on our relationship, my parents often wondered what exactly it was that we spent so much time talking about. Chipper was pretty shy around most adults except his mother, so they only really caught glimpses of us ... ... middle of paper ... ... toys as I wanted, which I kept carefully organized and out of the hands of my five year old brother, the terror.
Stephen King is a well-known and talented horror/fiction author who has published over eleven books in the last two decades. His great stories of horror and fantasy have been enjoyed by kids and adults starting from his first best-seller, Carrie. King's wit and style of writing has made him one of the most popular horror story authors today. Stephen King's life has not been an easy one. he was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland Maine(Bleiler, 1038).