Born in 1770 at Cockermouth in the heart of the Lakes District in England. William Wordsworth grew up in a rustic society and his beautiful and ageless poetry often reflect this. Wordsworth’s mother died in 1778 and in 1779 he was sent to grammar school in Hawkshead. Wordsworth’s father died in 1783, leaving his uncles as guardians. They tried to guide him towards a career in law or in the church and he was accepted into Cambridge in 1787.
A year after his birth David Poe deserted his family. The following year in 1811 his mother died leaving him orphaned. He soon was taken in by the Allan family. John and Frances, who were a childless couple, renamed him Edgar Allan and raised him as their own. Though never legally adopted, Poe traveled to England with the family where he attended good schools until the fall of the tobacco market in London.
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country.” (Paine, 1) Although Paine was successful, he did not make a lot of money. He had helped establish the 1776 Constitution, where he abolished slavery. Paine ended his Crisis expecting the revolution to be accomplished. (Gale, 2) In 1776, the war for American independence went into its second year. The fight in Lexington and Concord that began the revolution.
Eventually he became a student of law at the Ecole de Droit but in reality lived a “free life” and it was here that he came into contact with the literary world for the first time. He also contracted VD, which was to be the cause of his death years later. Aupick, hoping to draw Baudelaire away from the lifestyle he was living, sent him on a ship for India in 1841. Baudelaire jumped ship and returned to France almost a year later, but his travels came to be an enormous influence on his work. On his return, Baudelaire received a huge inheritance from his parents but spent it so rapidly on drugs, clothes, fine foods, fine w... ... middle of paper ... ...ects these two stanzas by speaking of the rain.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died of tuberculosis when he was only two, so Poe was taken into the home of John Allan, a successful tobacco merchant in Richmond, Virginia. Although his middle name is often misspelled as "Allen," it is actually "Allan" after this family. After attending the Misses Duborg boarding school in London and Manor School in Stoke Newington, London, England, Poe moved back to Richmond, Virginia, with the Allans in 1820. Poe registered at the University of Virginia in 1826, but only stayed there for one year. He was estranged from his foster father at some point in this period over gambling debts Poe had acquired while trying to get more spending money, and so Poe enlisted in the United States Army as a private using the name Edgar A. Perry on May 26, 1827.
When Nathaniel’s wealthy uncle discovered his talents with writing, he was sent to Bowdoin College from 1821 to 1825. In 1846, Hawthorne managed to obtain a position as a surveyor in the Salem Custom House; however, two years later in 1848, he was dismissed because of his affiliation with politics. As quoted in Encyclopedia of World Biography, “Hawthorne obtained in 1846 the position of surveyor (one who maps out new lands) in the Salem Custom House, but was relieved of this position in 1848 because of his political ties” (Advameg, Inc, 2010). However, his dismissal from the Custom House gave him a chance to write his biggest success, The Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel’s Puritan family background had greatly influenced his novel The Scarlet Letter.
The divorce left its mark on Guy where he became frightened of marriage and perceived the men in his stories as wrongful or ridiculous. His mother introduced Guy to an influential friend of hers named Gustave Flaubert, who eventually became a father figure to him along with encouraging him to pursue the world of literature. Flaubert encouraged writing about things that he knew but to also disdain from and ideas of making money for his stories. The mentoring he received is reflected in the themes and characters of his stories’ much like that of The Necklace, written in 1884. Although he lived a short life, it was very productive with this many writings and novels.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell was born to parents Viscount Amberley and Katherine, on May 18, 1872. At Trellech, United Kingdom; by the age of three he became an orphan left to be raised by his grandmother. Although he was not sent to school, he was taught by governesses and tutors. Gaining a perfect knowledge of the French and German languages. In 1890 he went to Trinity College and Cambridge, in the year 1895 he was elected fellow of Trinity but did not get the job because he had already left the school in the summer of 1834.
Later, he went to Bowdoin College and graduated in 1825. Here, he became friends with future U.S. president Franklin Pierce. He lacked interest in medicine, ministry and law, so he chose to write (Gollin 358). Perchance in shame of sharing a tie with men like John and William Hathorne, he then added a w to his last name. His early works were short stories put into periodicals and eventually into the Twice Told Tales which earned him fame.
As a young child, he was sent to England to learn Latin and French, along with math and history. He had written enough poetry, secretly, to publish a book, but his foster father advised against it. When he returned to America, he continued his studies at the University of Virginia, but his relationship with his foster father was withering. John Allen had never legally accepted him as his own, nor helped him out in his debt from schooling. Struggling to make ends meet, Edgar began drinking, took up gambling, and eventually quit... ... middle of paper ... ...t he is depressed.