Well Known Works of William Faulkner

Well-Known Works of William Faulkner William Faulkner is considered one of the greatest writers in the history of American literature. His works are known for their complex and layered narratives, richly developed characters, and deep exploration of themes such as race, class, and the human condition. Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi in 1897…

John Keats – Biography and His Poetry

Author Feature: John Keats If the aristocratic families of Byron and Shelley seemed unlikely to produce a great poet, the origin of John Keats seems just as unaccountable. His father, foreman in a London livery-stable, married the owner’s daughter, and became proprietor. Yet Keats’s parents were not ordinary people. The father, but for an untimely…

The Literary Life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson and His Works

Author Feature: Alfred, Lord Tennyson Great ages are fortunate which find the one voice that can turn to music their otherwise mute beliefs and endeavors, their joy and pain. Such was Chaucer for his time; such were Shakespeare and Spenser for theirs, Pope for his, and preeminently Alfred, Lord Tennyson, for the time of Victoria….

John Milton – Literary Life and Characteristics of his Poetry

The age of young Milton was a period described by Green as when “England became the people of the book, and that book was the bible.” It was not an overnight occurrence but one that had been festering for fifty years with intellectual and spiritual development traveling on separate tracks but headed to an unavoidable collision. Demands for not only civil but religious freedom were spreading throughout the country.

Emily Dickinson – Life and Literary Contributions

Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 An American poetess born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her father was a prominent lawyer, treasurer of Amherst College and a two term United States Congressman. Well-educated, Emily attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary and Amherst College. Apart from a few trips to Boston for medical treatment she never travelled outside the Amherst community. Only…

Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Life and Literary Contributions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) “Of all the poets who helped to usher in the Romantic movement, none was more original and brilliant than Coleridge” so wrote Charles Gayley. He was born at Ottery St. Mary, in the county of Devon, on October 21, 1772. His father died when he was nine years old leaving the…