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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American short story writer and romance novelist who is best known for his short stories and two widely read novels; The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of Seven …

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

He was brilliant and prolific, breathing life and passion into such memorable characters as Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in his critically acclaimed A Street Car Named Desire. And like them, …

William Faulkner

William Faulkner

A Southern writer through and through, William Cuthbert Falkner (the original spelling of his last name) was born in the small town of New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. …

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Born in 1902 in California, he is an American novelist best known for The Grapes of Wrath, which summed up the bitterness of the Great Depression decade and aroused widespread sympathy for the plight …

Salinger

J.D Salinger

D. Salinger, best known for his controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye (1951), is recognized by critics and readers alike as one of the most popular and influential authors of American …

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Christened as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835 in the small river town of Florida, Missouri, just 200 miles from Indian Territory. The sixth child …

Jack London

Jack London

Jack London, pseudonym of John Griffith Chaney was born in 1876, San Francisco. He was an American novelist and short-story writer whose best-known works, among them The Call of the Wild and White …