Lives of the Writers

Lives of the Writers

Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Shakespeare wrote with a feather quill and ink; Emily Dickinson wrote with a fountain pen; Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote on a Yiddish typewriter. But what did such writers do when they weren't writing? What did Jane Austen eat for breakfast? What could make Mark Twain throw his shirts out the window? Why would Zora Neale Hurston punch a fellow elevator passenger? Lives of the Writers tells all that and more.

In a dynamic offering from the Lives of . . . series, Krull and Hewitt tell all in an assortment of brief biographies of some of literature's most famous and intriguing personas. Read all about the ins and outs of the daily lives of such characters as William Shakespeare, Louisa May Alcott, and Mark Twain in this irresistible installment of a much-loved series.

Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780547541679
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Hewitt, Kathryn
OverDrive, Inc


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Jun 14, 2018

Short but informative biographies on various writers, some famous, some not so much.
It's been very interesting to read and learn more about lives of the writers and I'll look out for some of Kathleen Krull's other "Lives of" books.

Bugalugs Sep 02, 2014

Engaging biographies of famous writers with little details that will surprise and entertain. I really enjoyed this book as it gave me a deeper appreciation for the books that the famous writers wrote.


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Jun 07, 2018

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Jun 14, 2018

Short biographies about the lives of:
Murasaki Shikibu
Miguel de Cervantes
William Shakespeare
Jane Austen
Hans Christian Andersen
Edgar Allan Poe
Charles Dickens
Charlotte and Emily Brontë
Emily Dickinson
Louisa May Alcott
Mark Twain
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Robert Louis Stevenson
Jack London
Carl Sandburg
E.B. White
Zora Neale Hurston
Langston Hughes
Isaac Bashevis Singer


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